GAMBOL has taken time to start justifying his lofty sales price but the four-year-old finally appears to have got the hang of things and he is taken to follow up a recent victory at Doncaster. Highway Code is better known as a chaser these days though he proved he's no back number on the Flat with a solid third on his most recent start. Lineman continues his search for his first win on Turf having gone close recently at Nottingham. English Summer has been revitalised by the switch to Richard Fahey, and the seven-year-old put up a highly credible performance in defeat in a stronger race at Chester. Perfect Summer bombed out badly at Kempton Park and connections have taken their time to get to the bottom of any ills.
English Summer 6-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Kings Bayonet (9-8) at Chester 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Perfect Summer (IRE) 5-4fav (9-0) Keen well in rear, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Poyle Thomas (9-8) at Newmarket 1m 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Kleitomachos (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Soon led, headed over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Hassle (9-10) at Nottingham 1m 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Apr.
Gambol (FR) 15-8fav (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway to go 2nd over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on to lead post, won at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating I'm Harry (9-3) by ns, 7 ran.
Aldborough (IRE) 5-2fav (8-4) Took keen hold tracking leaders, went 2nd after 1f, ridden and not quicken over 2f out, soon hung left and weakened quickly, last of 8, 14l behind Expert Fighter (9-7) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Nafaath (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) In touch, headway 3f out, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 11, 5l behind Teak (9-2) at Pontefract 2m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Highway Code (USA) 14-1 (8-12) Hampered start, held up in rear, headway over 2f out, ridden and every chance from over 1f out, kept on, just held, 3rd of 13, 1/2l behind Poetic Verse (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Cloud Monkey (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) In touch in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on to go 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 6, 3/4l behind Pertuis (8-11) at Ripon 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Lineman 7-2 (9-7) Held up in last pair in touch, headway over 2f out, ridden to chase leading pair inside final 2f, kept on inside final furlong, held near finish, 3rd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Hurry Home Poppa (8-12) at Nottingham 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Mafeteng 50-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, pushed along and weakened over 2f out, last of 6, 28l behind Hidden Gold (8-13) at Doncaster 1m 4f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Precision Strike 20-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, came towards centre over 4f out, every chance over 2f out, edged left over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 6l behind Poetic Verse (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.