DOMINO DANCER never looked like being overhauled at Newton Abbot last week and should go well in his hat-trick quest under Nathan Sweeney who has struck up a good rapport with Lucy Jones' gelding. Praxiteles came back to form when easily accounting for a useful field of handicappers over the weekend at Stratford and looks an obvious danger despite topweight. His useful conditional pilot offsets a goodly amount of his 7lb penalty for that convincing success. The Cayterers looks on an interesting mark here and showed his wellbeing when only beaten less than a couple of lengths in a Flat handicap at Leicester recently. Money for Space Telescope after an absence would be noteworthy.
Praxiteles (IRE) 8-1 (10-13) Held up in touch, chased leaders 4 out, led next, stayed on strongly, driven out, won at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd beating Maoi Chinn Tire (10-12) by 6l, 9 ran.
Street Dance (IRE) 9-2 (11-8) Raced keenly, led, pressed when mistake 3 out, headed before 2 out, soon lost 2nd, weakened flat, lost 3rd towards finish, 4th of 12, 16l behind Carter (10-12) at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (3) gd.
King Brex (DEN) 33-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, headway from 5th, challenged last, led flat, driven out, won at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd beating Helium (11-12) by 1 1/2l, 13 ran.
Apartman (CZE) 8-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, weakened after 4 out, 9th of 10, well behind Royal Max (10-9) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd.
The Cayterers 15-2 (9-13) Held up in rear, under pressure approaching 3 out, soon no impression, 7th of 8, 39l behind Rio Gael (11-2) at Newbury 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Mar.
Domino Dancer (IRE) 9-2 (11-5) Made all, clear after 2nd until hit 5th, ridden out, unchallenged, won at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf beating James Pollard (11-5) by 6l, 9 ran.
Halling Gal 7-2 (11-1) Led, not fluent and joined from 4th, fell 6th, in a race won by Skye But N Ben (11-12) at Ludlow 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Oct, 7 ran.
Heron Bay 16-1 (11-11) Always in rear, ridden before 5th, in rear when hit hit 4 out, tailed off, 8th of 10, well behind Bally Legend (11-4) at Ludlow 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Feb.
Ellerslie Tom 4-1 (11-10) Led, mistake 1st, jumped left throughout, headed 3rd, chased leaders, weakened 8th, behind when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Fighting Chance (11-2) at Hereford 2m hcp chs 0-130 (3) gf in Apr, 6 ran.
Midnight Opera 9-1 (11-5) Mid-division, headway and in touch 4th, chased leaders after 3 out, kept on same pace, no impression, 4th of 13, 17l behind King Ozzy (10-9) at Bangor 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gd.
Space Telescope (IRE) 7-2fav (10-11) Tracked leaders, went 2nd approaching 3 out, soon ridden, not fluent 2 out, weakened approaching last, 4th of 8, 16l behind Battle Group (11-4) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Aug.