WISE VENTURE struggled to make much impact following a successful juvenile campaign but Alan Jarvis seems to have got him back to some semblance of form and he could potentially be very well handicapped these days. Dana's Present was cheered only by the bookmakers as he delivered a 33/1 shock at Chepstow, and George Baker attempts to strike again while the iron is hot. Brighton winner, Hamis Al Bin, wasn't too far away from a follow up at Bath while Fairy Mist performed with plenty of credit over a mile at the same venue when racing from out of the handicap. Takitwo won off this mark at Salisbury last year and the booking of Seb Sanders looks significant. Flavius Victor has won twice on the Polytrack and attempts to take advantage of a lower mark on the turf.
Dana's Present 33-1 (9-9) Made all, took keen hold, ridden and pressed inside final furlong, just held on, won at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Offbeat Safaris (8-12) by ns, 6 ran.
Flavius Victor (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway on outer over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Wishformore (8-4) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Wise Venture (IRE) 11-2 (8-11) Led, soon joined, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 13, 8l behind Intomist (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in May.
Hamis Al Bin (IRE) 7-4fav (9-3) Held up in last trio, headway under pressure over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong and closed on 2nd close home, no chance with winner, 3rd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Comptonspirit (9-2) at Bath 6f hcp 0-70 (5) fm.
Takitwo 8-1 (9-1) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Darnathean (9-5) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
My Own Way Home 5-2 (8-12) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, outpaced inside final 2f, ridden and stayed on again inside final furlong, went 3rd near finish, 3rd of 6, 4l behind Cara Gina (8-12) at Bath 6f flls hcp 0-75 (5) fm.
Claude Greenwood 10-1 (8-11) Stumbled badly start soon behind, last of 10, well behind Little Indian (8-6) at Yarmouth 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Fairy Mist (IRE) 33-1 (8-2) Tracked leader, took keen hold, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 5l behind Aqua Ardens (9-4) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Surrey Dream (IRE) 5-1 (8-12) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Renoir's Lady (9-2) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-55 (6) gf.