Peter Bowen has done an excellent job to coax CYGNET back to form and the Dansili gelding still looks on a feasible mark of 112 having dropped down the ratings before the rediscovery of form. Indeed, he may well have quite a few pounds to work with if further progress is forthcoming and is taken to land the most competitive contest on the card. Midnight Oscar is running well but the handicapper refuses to relent whilst Taradrewe is another who needs to prove effectiveness off her new mark after two smooth spring successes. According To Sarah and Mont Royale are others of interest but the most fascinating contender is Jazz Man. He made the anticipated improvement on his first outing for the Dr Newland yard when scoring here but then blew out completely when a tailed-off last of four next time when odds-on. He races off a dangerous mark and needs keeping on the right side.
Midnight Oscar (IRE) 10-3fav (11-7) Mid-division, headway after 4th, every chance when not 2 out, beaten flat, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Dundee (11-7) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in May.
Darroun (IRE) 66-1 (10-6) In touch, weakened 4 out, 10th of 13, 34l behind Vulcanite (11-7) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-150 (2) gf in Jun.
Taradrewe 4-1fav (10-3) Prominent, every chance 3 out, no extra before last, 5th of 11, 15l behind Dragon's Den (10-4) at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in May.
Cygnet 5-2 (11-0) Pulled hard, soon with leader, led 4th, headed after 7th, led again before next, mistake 3 out, driven clear after 2 out, ran on well, won at Perth 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd beating Solway Sam (10-1) by 5l, 6 ran.
My Lad Percy 9-2 (11-9) Tracked leaders, went 2nd before 6th, led 7th, not fluent 3 out, ridden before last, headed close home, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Sur La Mer (11-12) at Stratford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs.
Powderonthebonnet (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) Held up in touch, pushed along before 3 out, soon weakened, last of 5, 41l behind Hi Tide (11-10) at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd.
Mont Royale 6-4fav (11-0) Mid-divison, not fluent, closed after 2nd, ridden and close 3rd 2 out, one pace final 150 yards, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Gurkha Brave (11-0) at Worcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gf.
Friendly Society (IRE) 8-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, not fluent 9th, lost place next, soon behind, tailed off 3 out, last of 7, 40l behind Bracken House (11-10) at Stratford 2m 7f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd.
Jazz Man (IRE) 1-2fav (11-0) Chased leaders, niggled along before 5th, closed 7th, jumped right and not fluent 3 out, soon ridden and beaten, weakened next, tailed off, last of 4, 46l behind Bajan Blu (10-9) at Worcester 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gf.
According To Sarah (IRE) 2-1fav (11-10) Held up in mid-division, smooth headway on inside tracking leaders approaching 7th, soon led, strongly pressed when mistake 2 out, kept slight advantage, edged right approaching last, found bit extra and held on gamely near finish, won at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd beating Combustible Lady (11-12) by hd, 12 ran.
Con Forza (IRE) 20-1 (10-5) Behind, ridden before 3 out, soon weakened, 3rd of 7, 23l behind Nathans Pride (11-5) at Uttoxeter 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd.