Modest fare but HAWK GOLD has a clear form chance if reproducing his latest effort when the only one to get close to the much improved Domino Dancer. That was his first run for around seven months and hopefully he can sustain that level after tumbling down the weights after a series of modest efforts. Robert Thornton is an interesting booking, likewise Richard Johnson for Act Gold. The latter has presumably been besieged with training problems, but showed the ability is still there when filling the minor placing here in April behind Rossbrin though he's obviously subject to the dreaded 'bounce' factor. It seems an eternity since Red Lancer won the 2004 Chester Vase and he harbours place claims here.
Red Lancer 16-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, ridden before 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 7th of 8, 33l behind Erdeli (11-9) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf in May.
Late Red 16-1 (11-0) In rear and tracked leaders, pushed along before 9th, reminders before 3 out, soon weakened, last of 3, 41l behind Alla Svelta (11-6) at Plumpton 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Apr.
Lajidaal (USA) 8-1 (10-11) In rear, niggled along when not fluent 4th, ridden and effort after 3 out, weakened before next, tailed off, last of 6, well behind Bollywood (10-6) at Wincanton 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in May.
Fluters House 80-1 (10-11) Raced keenly, in touch main group, lost place 4 out, soon beaten and eased, tailed off, 10th of 11, well behind Leopard Hills (10-7) at Exeter 2m 1f nov sell hdl (5) gd in Mar.
Ghaill Force 9-2 (10-3) Held up in touch and keen on outer, hit 4th, went 2nd 4 out, ridden 3 out, soon weakened, last of 6, 26l behind Ban Uisce (11-5) at Plumpton 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-100 (4) sft in Nov.
Act Gold (GER) 16-1 (10-1) In rear and keen, headway before and mistake 8th, went 3rd before 2 out, ridden before last, one pace, 3rd of 7, 10l behind Rossbrin (11-5) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Apr.
Hawk Gold (IRE) 25-1 (9-11) Held up in rear, steady headway approaching 6th, chased winner after 3 out, challenged and hit 2 out, soon held, stayed on flat, 2nd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Domino Dancer (11-5) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in May.
Cedar Falls (USA) 25-1 (10-0) In touch on outside, driven and lost place 5th, behind from 3 out, tailed off, 8th of 10, well behind Caunay (10-7) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in May.