COME ON DAVE won on his first visit to this quirky course last month and followed up at Lingfield. That’s earned him an additional 6lb but the hat-trick still beckons for John Butler’s in-form sprinter. Super Julius got back to winning ways at Wolverhampton but also has a penalty and it remains to be seen if the cheekpieces work a second time. It will be a surprise if any of the remaining trio are good enough on today’s terms, though Kestrel Call is well treated on past form.
Super Julius 3-1 (9-9) Led 1f, prominent, ridden to lead again over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (5) pol in Jun beating Lawless Louis (9-5) by 2 1/2l, 7 ran.
Come On Dave (IRE) 6-1 (9-13) Made all, clear over 1f out, ridden out, unchallenged, won at Lingfield 5f hcp (5) gd in Jul beating Glacier Point (9-7) by 2l, 8 ran.
Very Honest (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 5 1/4l behind Rio Ronaldo (9-3) at Sandown 5f hcp (4) gf in Jun.
Kestrel Call (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Behind and outpaced, pushed along 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on same pace, last of 13, 10 1/4l behind Oriental Splendour (8-13) at Pontefract 5f hcp (5) gd in Jun.
Something Lucky (IRE) 7-1 (10-1) Slowly away, behind, headway on inside when flashed tail and rider drop whip inside final furlong, ran on, not reach leaders, 5th of 9, 1 1/2l behind Dandilion (10-0) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (6) pol in Jun.