HIGHLIFE DANCER has hit top form since the fast grounds arrived and he could hardly have been more impressive at Bath on Saturday. He has a double penalty to contend with but still looks well enough treated and his young rider can steer him to a four-timer. Thecornishcowboy gained only his second victory on Turf in a four-runner affair at Brighton last week but he's another who isn't badly treated despite a big weight. Green Earth has won twice at Brighton recently including last week and a penalty is unlikely to prevent another big run while Balady has generally competed at a higher level and Josh Baudains is one of the more experienced pilots in the race.
Thecornishcowboy 9-2 (9-0) Held up, quick move on outside over 2f out, challenged 2f out, soon edged left, quickened to lead approaching final furlong, driven clear, won at Brighton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) fm beating Dandy (9-5) by 3 1/2l, 4 ran.
Linkable 25-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway 2f out, stayed on, never nearer, 4th of 12, 10l behind Jupiter Storm (9-3) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Balady (IRE) 8-1 (10-7) Taken to post early, held up mid-division, headway over 5f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 8l behind Balmoral Castle (9-12) at Goodwood 1m 1f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gd in May.
Highlife Dancer 6-4fav (9-7) Raced keenly, made all, driven and kept on well final furlong, unchallenged, won at Bath 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fm beating Bold Cross (9-2) by 3 1/2l, 7 ran.
Green Earth (IRE) 11-10fav (8-7) Tracked leader 1f, settled in 3rd, went 2nd again over 2f out, challenged 2f out, led soon after, well in command and came clear inside final furlong, won at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) fm beating Final Delivery (9-3) by 6l, 4 ran.
Bondi Mist (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden and weakened 2f out, 8th of 9, 36l behind Irene Kennet (9-0) at Bath 1m 5f fll hcp 0-70 (5) gs in May.
Thundering Home 6-1 (8-8) Held up in last, headway over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, no impression on front pair, 3rd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Bathwick Street (9-8) at Warwick 1m 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Monzino (USA) 50-1 (7-13) Slowly away, always in rear, 13th of 15, 23l behind Reset City (8-11) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Mariet 20-1 (9-3) Soon led, headed over 2f out, soon ridden and chased leaders until weakened final 100 yards, 6th of 11, 7l behind Mr Lando (8-9) at Lingfield 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in May.