FLYING BEAR has gone close in both starts now after finding only one too good at Haydock. Jeremy Gask's colt can land this with any further progress as his form looks superior to that of The Dandy Yank. The latter finished third at Windsor last time without looking like catching the winner while both Captain Whoosh and Dodger Marley made only modest racecourse debuts and have some improving to do if they're to match the winner. Thrtypointstothree had little chance in the Coventry at Ascot last time but ran well at this level on his debut at Bath.
Caledonia Laird 25-1 (9-3) Prominent, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 12, 9l behind Championship (9-3) at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in May.
Captain Whoosh (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Coltish prior to start, took keen hold, held up in 4th, plugged on to 3rd well inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 4l behind Ben Hall (9-5) at Haydock 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jun.
Dodger Marley (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Chased leading pair, pressed for 2nd approaching final furlong, weakened to 4th final 100 yards, 4th of 6, 6l behind Hatha Hooh (9-5) at Bath 5f 2yo mdn (4) fm in Jun.
Flying Bear (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) In touch, headway to chase winner halfway, ridden and no impression final furlong, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Mecca's Angel (9-0) at Haydock 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
The Dandy Yank (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Held up tracking leaders, switched left and went 3rd over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Constantine (9-5) at Windsor 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Thrtypointstothree (IRE) 200-1 (9-1) Mid-division, weakened 2f out, last of 15, 22l behind War Command (9-1) at Royal Ascot 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gd in Jun.
Countess Lupus (IRE) 200-1 (8-6) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, one pace and no impression, 10th of 11, 20l behind Mr Matthews (8-9) at Carlisle 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jun.