Dance of Heroes races for the first time since shedding his maiden tag on the Polytrack in March and is probably best watched but Ski Lift arrives off the back of a recent win at Yarmouth while The Character will handle conditions and was third over this trip last time at Chester. Collaboration has rather lost the plot, however, and Tucson Arizona couldn't win a weaker race at Newmarket last month off a lower mark. SAVANT (NAP) looks a typical Sir Michael Stoute improver and he clearly found 1m too short at Kempton earlier this month. He was fourth on soft ground over course and distance on debut and is handicapped to go very close today.
Dance of Heroes 4-5fav (8-7) Keen tracked leaders, switched right over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ridden and ran on, readily, won at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar beating Moontown (8-8) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran.
Collaboration 18-1 (8-0) Last pair, last and well behind final 3f, last of 14, 22l behind Lyn Valley (8-9) at Goodwood 1m 2f 3yo hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Ski Lift 11-4fav (8-11) Raced wide close up, pushed along over 3f out, headway to chase leader over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Yarmouth 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) gd beating Blighty (9-11) by 2 3/4l, 7 ran.
Savant (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) In touch in mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 5th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Unforgiving Minute (9-5) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol.
Laurelita (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Held up in last trio, headway on outside over 2f out, chasing leaders when hung left under pressure over 1f out, soon one pace and no chance with leading duo, lost 3rd close home, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Fire Fighting (9-7) at Brighton 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
The Character (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Fly leapt start, in rear, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on and just held for 2nd place close home, 3rd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Ardmay (9-4) at Chester 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
All Talk N No Do (IRE) 9-1 (8-11) Soon led, ridden 3f out, headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 2l behind Gothic (9-4) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp (4) sft.
Green Light 7-1 (9-0) In rear, headway to track leaders halfway, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 10, 30l behind Yaakooum (8-12) at Ffos Las 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Tucson Arizona 11-4fav (9-4) In touch, headway to lead over 1f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Excellent Puck (9-10) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Triple Chief (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Soon led, ridden over 2f out, headed just over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 6l behind Grand Meister (9-4) at Kempton 1m 3f app hcap (4) pol.
Beakers N Num Nums (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Took keen hold early tracking leaders on inside, ridden 2f out, soon not quicken, weakened well over 1f out, last of 10, 19l behind Trip To Paris (9-7) at Ascot 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
Cabin Fever 25-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, not clearest of runs 3f out, plugged on same pace final 2f, 7th of 11, 11l behind Saab Almanal (9-5) at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) gd in Jul.