All three have claims in what is likely to develop into a tactical affair over this testing trip at this stage of the season for juveniles. The choice is DANCE OF FIRE as his Goodwood fourth to Dutch Connection has taken on an altogether different lustre following his conqueror's success in the Group 3 Acomb Stakes at York last week. The second in that Sussex contest has gone on to score since too. Here Now looked below par last time but has every chance on his Haydock debut second, whilst Who' Sthedude was only just chinned late on at Salisbury in a maiden auction contest and cannot be discounted.
Dance Of Fire 14-1 (9-0) Awkwardly away and pushed along towards rear briefly, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on into 4th inside fnal furlong, never going pace to challenge, 4th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Dutch Connection (9-0) at Goodwood 7f 2yo mdn (2) gf.
Here Now 7-2 (9-5) Keen close up, ridden and unable to quicken over 1f out, edged left final furlong, 5th of 10, 7l behind Medrano (9-5) at Haydock 7f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Jul.
Who'sthedude (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Led, ridden and edged left well over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, no extra and headed close home, 2nd of 11, nk behind Sister Of Mercy (8-8) at Salisbury 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.