Musical Valley went close over C&D when dropped into this grade last time and had today's rival Courtland King behind. He should be thereabouts at the finish again, but preference goes to THE DANCING LORD. Third over 6f at Kempton last week on his return from a three month lay-off, Bill Turner's charge can take this if back to his best. Dark Ages, Mousie and Rougini should run their races but look up against it on today's terms.
The Dancing Lord 40-1 (8-4) With winner, ridden and every chance over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Mr Knightley (9-1) at Kempton 6f 2yo clm stks (6) pol.
Courtland King (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Held up in mid-division, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 7th of 9, 6l behind Worth (8-12) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Musical Valley 11-2 (8-13) Held up mid-division, headwqay on outer over 1f out, ridden and edged right over 1f out, kept on to take 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Balm (8-3) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo sell stks (6) pol.
Dark Ages (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Led, ridden 2f out, hung left over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 12, 1/2l behind Uncle Timmy (8-6) at Catterick 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Darleas Gift (IRE) Bertolini filly out of Sastre.
Mousie 2-5fav (8-6) Led, ridden inside final 2f, driven and headed inside final furlong, weakened to 3rd last half furlong, 3rd of 5, 4 1/2l behind Beaumaris (9-0) at Beverley 5f 2yo clm (6) gf in Jun.
Tyre Giant Dot Com 10-1 (8-11) Pressed leader after 1f, ridden and edged right 1f out, weakened, 9th of 11, 8l behind Latte (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo sell stks (6) pol.
Rougini (IRE) 16-1 (8-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 7l behind Ballesteros (9-7) at Windsor 5f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Sonsie Lass 16-1 (8-6) Prominent, took keen hold, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 6l behind Faraway (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo sell stks (6) pol in Sep.
Red Socks (IRE) 11-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 8l behind West Leake Hare (8-13) at Leicester 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jun.