Mission Approved continues to perform with great credit off tough marks and must surely find a race soon but TAGULA NIGHT could prove a viable alternative for a Dean Ivory yard that has definitely started to find some promising form of late. He received a far from troublefree passage in a competitive Sandown handicap last time yet was only beaten a couple of lengths despite finishing eighth of 15. Adam Kirby is a good booking and trip and ground are fine too. Noverre To Go has claims but Polybius, not beaten at all far here last time, could be the one to improve considerably off what looks a decent mark for the unexposed Lanigan course and distance winner on just his fourth start.
Mission Approved 5-1 (10-0) Mid-division, driven 2f out, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, stayed on to take 3rd inside final furlong, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Greeb (9-4) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Rocksilla 9-1 (9-10) Close up, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 10l behind My Name Is Rio (9-6) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-90 (3) sft.
Tagula Night (IRE) 5-1fav (8-13) Towards rear, slightly outpaced 2f out, short of room over 1f out, switched left and ran on final furlong, nearest finish, 8th of 15, 2l behind Milly's Gift (9-2) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Sarangoo 3-1 (9-3) Led early, chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 6l behind Take A Note (9-7) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Polybius 7-4fav (9-6) Keen early tracked leaders, ridden and unable to quicken over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Nova Champ (8-13) at Windsor 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Sacha Park (IRE) 33-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, well off the pace in rear, ridden and struggling 3f out, never a factor, 11th of 13, 10l behind Almargo (8-9) at Epsom Downs 7f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Jun.
Noverre To Go (IRE) 4-1 (9-10) Steadied start, held up 5th but in touch, headway under pressure on outside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, went 2nd near finish, 2nd of 5, 3/4l behind Ginzan (9-1) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
La Tinta Bay 33-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, lost place 4f out, some headway on inside over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 9, 7l behind Stealth Missile (9-1) at Lingfield 7f fll hcp (4) pol.
Shushu Sugartown (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Bumped start, tracked leaders, ridden and no impression over 1f out, lost place inside final furlong, 10th of 11, 6l behind Dreams Of Reality (9-7) at Lingfield 6f fll hcp (5) pol in May.