ADVENTURE STORY can round off the night with another winner for Richard Hannon as she is preferred to Mon Brav, Nubar Boy and Vanilla Rum. The selection beat Jarrow on soft ground at Doncaster when last seen in November but her previous run at Leicester suggests that the ground today will cause no problem. She is preferred to Vanilla Rum despite Henry Candy's runner putting in a bold bid when second to Dever Dream at Leicester. Starlight Muse is still without a win and needs to forget her Doncaster effort, Slikback Jack and Nubar Boy ran good races behind Kelly's Eye at Ripon on different occasions and the latter is of interest with a tongue-tie reapplied, whilst R Woody was struggling to convert his chances on the all-weather when last seen. Mon Brav is more interesting on his fair fifth to Flaneur when well-backed, Grand Zafeen was highly-tried as a juvenile but doesn't look to have trained on, whilst Fawley Green is better than his Salisbury effort would suggest. An open finale then but we are happy to chance Adventure Story.
Adventure Story 4-1 (8-12) Headway 2f out, led entering final furlong, kept on, won at Doncaster 6f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Nov beating Jarrow (9-3) by 3/4l, 15 ran.
Dancing Freddy (IRE) 15-2 (9-2) Raced wide intouch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, eased inside final furlong, last of 7, well behind London Gold (9-4) at Leicester 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Dusty Spirit 25-1 (8-9) Chased leader until over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 6l behind Flaneur (9-0) at Haydock 6f 3yo stk 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Fawley Green 13-2 (9-1) With leaders, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon headed and weakened, 9th of 13, 12l behind Rio Mist (9-4) at Salisbury 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Grand Zafeen 16-1 (9-1) Held up, ridden on outside 2f out, never on terms, 9th of 10, 16l behind Hot Spark (8-7) at Doncaster 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Mon Brav 4-1 (9-0) Slight lead when shied at path and went sharply left over 5f out, raced off rail, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, held when slightly hampered towards finish, 5th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Flaneur (9-0) at Haydock 6f 3yo stk 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Nubar Boy 33-1 (8-5) Mid-division, ridden and headway to challenge over 1f out, kept on and every chance until no extra towards finish, 2nd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Kellys Eye (9-2) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
R Woody 6-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, pressed winner over 3f out until 2f out, beaten over 1f out, last of 5, 7l behind Athwaab (8-7) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Slikback Jack (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) Dwelt, in rear, not much room and switched right over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 6l behind Kellys Eye (9-3) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Starlight Muse (IRE) 5-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, soon edged left, weakened final furlong, 5th of 13, 11l behind Victory Ide Say (9-2) at Doncaster 6f mdn auc stks (5) gf in May.
Vanilla Rum 5-2 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, headed inside final furlong, kept on, held towards finish, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Dever Dream (8-12) at Leicester 6f 3yo mdn (5) gf in May.