A few old friends in action, all harbouring not a secret from the handicapper with the exception of a couple of younger contenders. THE DANDY YANK, the only 3-y-o on show and a son of Dandy Man, does all his racing at the minimum trip and his latest outing which brought victory over Vodka Chaser at Leicester this month confirmed his ability to effectively handle quick ground. A 5lb rise for that win seems a fair reaction and he can go in again under apprentice of the moment, Cam Hardie. Joyous would probably have been the choice with a recent run under his belt but these sprinters usually require a race to find the groove and she hasn't been seen since January. The Ivory filly may be worth a saver if the market speaks well of her but she's one to note whatever after just half a dozen starts. Dark Lane remains unfazed by his busy schedule and makes most appeal of the older brigade off bottomweight.
Tidal's Baby 14-1 (9-0) Slowly away towards rear, ridden halfway, never nearer leaders, 7th of 10, 8l behind Tagula Night (9-3) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Monsieur Jamie 4-1fav (9-7) Slowly into stride and hampered start, outpaced in rear and no chance after, last of 10, 13l behind Taurus Twins (9-2) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.
Valmina 10-1 (8-10) Held up off the pace in last pair, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Pal Of The Cat (8-10) at Windsor 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr.
First In Command (IRE) 4-1fav (9-10) Chased leaders, went 2nd 1f out, stayed on, no impression on winner, 2nd of 7, 3l behind Captain Dunne (9-7) at Haydock 5f app hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Whitecrest 14-1 (9-1) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on to take 4th place inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 4l behind Iffranesia (9-6) at Doncaster 5f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Triple Dream 16-1 (9-11) In touch, soon outpaced, headway over 1f out, soon no impression, 8th of 9, 10l behind High On Life (9-12) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
The Dandy Yank (IRE) 9-1 (9-7) Made virtually all, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Leicester 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Vodka Chaser (9-0) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Joyous 6-4fav (9-5) Awkwardly away, mid-division, driven and headway over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on well inside final furlong, not reach front pair, 3rd of 11, 3/4l behind Chevise (9-1) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Dark Lane 4-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, went 2nd approaching final furlong, ridden to lead narrowly inside final furlong, headed post, 2nd of 8, shd behind Edged Out (9-10) at Chepstow 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.