King's Wonder is taken to see off Meydan Dubai and Seventh Cavalry. The selection was quietly backed ahead of his recent outing at Kempton and he wasn't too far behind Minus Fifteen on that occasion. A repeat performance will suffice here. Meydan Dubai has been kept busy this term and has never been too far away. He did not show a lot on his sole all-weather start so the jury is out. Seventh Cavalry could not quicken at Thirsk. He'll need to learn how to in order to win. Storm Sir has a bit to find on the clock and seems to have gone backwards since running a fair Warwick run. Jolleyhockeysticks has gone 14 without success and seems fated to find a couple too good again. Not a strong race and we'll take King's Wonder to build upon a fair effort last week.
King's Wonder 7-2 (9-6) Took keen hold, held up, headway under pressure 2f out, went third over 1f out, no impression, 3rd of 9, 3l behind Minus Fifteen (9-5) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp (4) pol.
Meydan Dubai (IRE) 11-2 (9-6) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, ridden to challenge 2f out, driven, every chance over 1f out, weakened final 100 yards, 4th of 9, 1 1/2l behind Red Somerset (9-9) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Seventh Cavalry (IRE) 7-1 (8-10) Tracked leader, led over 4f out, headed over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 8l behind Aflaam (9-3) at Thirsk 1m mdn stk (4) gs.
Storm Sir (USA) 22-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 7, 14l behind Grande Annee (8-11) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp (3) gf in Jul.
Jollyhockeysticks 7-2 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden and edged left under pressure 2f out, faded inside, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Ogre (9-5) at Brighton 1m 3yo hcp (5) gf.