EFISTORM bids for his fourth straight win and looks to have every chance of gaining it. He needed only to be pushed out to get his head in front at Folkestone last weekend and can confirm running with Grandmas Dream. Stevie Gee has claims on today's terms, but can't put two good runs together in handicap company, while Tabaret's woeful form continues despite slipping down the weights. Go Go Green is another to consider under today's conditions, though he was well beaten the last time he raced in plating company.
Efistorm 7-4fav (9-8) Keen led early, in touch, headway over 1f out, effort between horses inside final furlong, pushed along and ran on to lead post, won at Folkestone 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Sermons Mount (9-5) by shd, 5 ran.
Grandmas Dream 6-1 (9-1) In touch in rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on go 3rd near finish, 3rd of 5, 4l behind Efistorm (9-8) at Folkestone 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Go Go Green (IRE) 22-1 (9-1) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, never on terms, 6th of 11, 5l behind Magical Macey (9-7) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Greek Secret 17-2 (9-0) Held up, pushed along 3f out, switched left and ridden over 2f out, no impression, 7th of 8, 6l behind Crimson Queen (9-6) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Ishetoo 7-1 (9-11) Mid-division, pushed along 3f out, ridden 2f out, never on terms, weakened final furlong, 7th of 10, 14l behind Ted's Brother (9-1) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Olynard (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Took keen hold, soon close up on outside, hung right inside final 2f, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 7l behind Dark Lane (8-7) at Kempton 6f Classified Claiming Stakes (0-75) (3-5yo) (6) pol.
Stevie Gee (IRE) 14-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, lost place over 2f out, 12th of 15, 14l behind Grissom (9-4) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Tabaret 33-1 (8-12) Raced wide in mid-division, pushed aong halfway, soon weakened, last of 10, 12l behind Duchess Dora (9-6) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.