Dovils Date remains in great form and followed up his narrow Lingfield success last month with a more comfortable win at Chepstow yesterday, making virtually all of the running and showing his customary exemplary attitude to hold on under Kieran O’Neill.

The eight year old is such a game performer and, 3lbs higher than for his Lingfield win, this narrow success means he won’t be going up much in the handicap and hopefully he can make another very bold bid in his search for the hat-trick next time, with the possibility of returning to Chepstow in early July for another 2m handicap.  Congratulations to his owners Itsfuninit!