The trip and a contested lead are issues for STRICTLY DANCING but she appeals as being well handicapped so we'll overlook our concerns and select her ahead of Addictive Dream and Gojeri. Strictly Dancing has been spoken of in glowing terms by her in-form trainer and caught the eye when beating all bar a hotpot at Chester over seven and she duly obliged at Newbury although she did have to work quite hard in order to do so. She made all to do so over six furlongs and it will be interesting to see what tactics are employed here because she seems certain to improve once stepped back up in trip and won't want this race to be run at a crawl. Glen Shiel raced prominently when winning well at Hamilton whilst Night Trade, Candyfloss Girl and Maoi Chinn Tire all continue to perform with credit in the main but Addictive Dream and Gojeri may emerge as the principal threats. The former split two subsequent winners at Salisbury so could look leniently treated from 2lbs higher whilst the latter beat all bar a handicap blot over course and distance and should go well but this stage is set for Strictly Dancing. (Ian Ogg)
Strictly Dancing (IRE) 10-11fav (8-12) Led, edged right over 1f out, ridden and headed narrowly approaching final furlong, soon regained lead, kept on gamely, driven out, won at Newbury 6f 3yo mdn (5) gf in May beating Poppy Seed (8-12) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Glen Shiel (USA) 9-2 (8-8) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on well, won at Ayr 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May beating Breathless Kiss (8-13) by 2 1/4l, 6 ran.
Night Trade (IRE) 9-2 (8-10) Raced wide, keen, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon one pace, 4th of 10, 1 1/2l behind All The Nines (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f fll hcp (4) pol in May.
Addictive Dream (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Mid-division, headway 2f out on outer, ridden over 1f out, kept on to chase winner towards finish, always held, 2nd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Rio Mist (9-4) at Salisbury 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Candyfloss Girl 50-1 (8-5) Mid-division, weakened halfway, 13th of 15, 34l behind Fireback (8-6) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in May.
Maoi Chinn Tire (IRE) 6-4fav (9-0) Raced under stand's side rail, led, headed over 4f out, tracked leader, ridden 2f out, led again 1f out, driven out, won at Leicester 7f 3yo clm (6) gd beating Juicy Pear (8-7) by nk, 8 ran.
Gojeri (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Raced in 3rd and off the pace, pushed along halfway, stayed on under pressure to 2nd 1f out, no impression on winner, 2nd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Dever Dream (9-10) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.