Dare To Bear is improving and contests his first handicap after running Chatterer to half-a-length over 1m2f at Lingfield last month. He makes more appeal than Astromagick and Brezza Di Mare, who produced a woeful effort over a longer trip at Nottingham last time. Drumadoon is better than he showed when favourite at Bath last month but we'll give another chance to FIRE FIGHTER. He, too, failed to oblige when market leader at Hamilton nine days ago but that effort confirmed he is still on an upward curve and he may be able to dominate this smaller field.
Brezza Di Mare (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Led, headed 4f out, weakened over 2f out, heavily eased over 1f out, last of 9, well behind Kepler's Law (9-0) at Nottingham 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Dare To Bare (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Led 2f, soon settled in 3rd, led again on inside well over 1f out, soon headed, chased winner after and stayed on inside final furlong but always held, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Chatterer (8-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jun.
Fire Fighter (IRE) 7-4fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, ridden and soon hung left, headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 11, 3l behind Getabuzz (9-7) at Hamilton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.
Astromagick 14-1 (8-8) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, headway centre over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not pace to threaten, 5th of 9, 3l behind Ugo (9-5) at Warwick 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Drumadoon (IRE) 7-2fav (9-4) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, never near leaders, 5th of 17, 5l behind Tanjung Agas (9-7) at Bath 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.