JOSHUA THE FIRST is creeping closer to his first win after just failing over 6f at Carlisle last time. Today's step up in trip will suit and he's preferred to Latte, who has a tendency to find at least one too good. Dansili Dutch has shown little so far and, while Nemushka and Curtain Patch are worth noting in the betting on their debuts, fellow newcomer Rasputin could finish ahead of both as he boasts entries in the valuable sales race later in the season.
Joshua The First 7-2 (9-3) With leaders, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, soon hung left, kept on, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Bop It (9-3) at Carlisle 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Jun.
Latte 14-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on near finish, not pace to challenge, 4th of 5, 2 3/4l behind Wolfgang (9-2) at Doncaster 7f 2yo nov stk (5) gf in Jun.
Rasputin (IRE) Marju colt out of Raspberry Beret.
Curtain Patch (USA) Macho Uno filly out of Biogio's Kids.
Dansili Dutch (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Keen in rear, some headway over 2f out, never on terms, 5th of 10, 23l behind My Propeller (9-0) at Pontefract 6f 2yo fll mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Nemushka Sakhee filly out of Dame De Noche.