chased leader 4f, tracked leaders, not clear run and dropped rear over 3f out, switched right over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong
held up, headway to track leader after 4f, led over 8f out, headed just over 1f out, stayed on but lost 2 places near finish
chased leaders, improved to go 2nd 4f out, ridden to lead just over 1f out, headed last strides
led, headed over 8f out, chased leader until 4f out, pushed along briefly, not quicken over 1f out, responded to pressure final 100 yards, ran on to lead last strides
dwelt, in rear, ridden 4f out, stayed on inside final furlong but never dangerous
Just the six runners to chose from in this handicap and out of them ACT OF KALANISI looks just the strongest ahead of Dolly Penrose and Zuwaar. Mark Johnston's string are in fine fettle this summer and the pick can continue that here after showing plenty of promise in three starts. He held his form well on his handicap debut last time after winning a maiden prior to that and a step up in trip should bring about the further improvement needed to get in front here. Dolly Penrose is running well at present but looks to have more to find over this longer trip after finding just one too good last time when two pounds better off. Zuwaar is weighted to run a big race and has no problems with stamina having recorded a success over this trip in January while Aleatricis is another to add to calculations but has to find improvement to reverse some form on Dolly Penrose. There may not be many of them to chose from but it should be competitive enough with Act Of Kalanisi just getting our verdict.
Aleatricis 3-1 (8-11) Led for 1f, chased leader, ridden over 4f out, one pace from over 1f out, 4th of 7, 6l behind Gordonsville (9-1) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jun.
Dolly Penrose 11-4fav (8-13) Held up, headway on outer over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, not quicken inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Gordonsville (9-1) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jun.
Zuwaar 11-2 (10-0) In touch, ridden to challenge stands side 2f out, led 1f out, headed towards finish, ran on, 2nd of 8, shd behind Pseudonym (9-7) at Warwick 1m 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Act Of Kalanisi (IRE) 5-1 (9-9) Held up, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, just held near finish, 2nd of 6, ns behind Stanstill (9-7) at Chester 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Sir Sandicliffe (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Held up, ridden over 3f out, kept on from over 1f out, no extra when hung left inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Monte Pattino (11-6) at Musselburgh 2m (6) gf in Jun.
Dantari (IRE) 11-2 (9-3) Chased leaders, led over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, headed final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Rare Ruby (9-5) at Warwick 1m 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.