DAVID Evans and Ron Harris go to Glorious Goodwood this week with chances in two of the top races for two-year-olds.

Evans has Zulu Zander set to run in the Molecomb Stakes today. He won at Leicester and Bath in April, sent off the 10/11 favourite each time. He was then fourth to Ventura Rebel, who went on to be a close second at Royal Ascot, and sixth to Bettys Hope, winner of the Weatherbys Super Sprint at Newbury a few weeks ago. That’s good solid form, but the Molecomb standard will probably be asking a bit too much. The bookies rate him a 66/1 chance.

Harris is looking forward to running Don’t Stop Dancing in the Richmond Stakes on Friday. The colt was a 40/1 winner at Chepstow in mid-July when trouncing an Archie Watson-trained odds on shot, but Harris wasn’t surprised. He told the Racing Post: "I've looked at his times and sectionals and they're not far off what you need for something like the Richmond. He only won by a neck at Chepstow, but he was idling in front.”

Don’t Stop Dancing’s chances at Goodwood are dismissed by the bookies, yet Harris is bullish. “He's only run twice, so is open to improvement. I think he deserves to have a crack at a race like this." The horse’s Australian owner John McCoy has invited a group of friends from Down Under to be present. No doubt they will take in some of the Ashes Test Matches as well, where they are more likely to have something to cheer about.

Evans’ flying filly (“the best I’ve trained”) Good Vibes led for three quarters of Ascot’s Group 3 Keeneland Stakes on Saturday. She was keen on the way to the start. That and the rain, which changed the going from good to firm to good to soft, didn’t help her stay the six furlong trip that she was trying for the first time. Nevertheless, she was far from disgraced, fading into fifth place three and a half lengths. Connections may try the Lowther next, run over the same trip at York’s Ebor meeting.

Laughter Lounge, at Catterick last Wednesday, and Amor Fati at Chepstow on Friday kept the stable’s recent flow of winners going. It was the latter’s sixth win of the year, and he laughed at the handicapper by storming five lengths clear of the opposition.

Bernard Llewellyn managed to coax a win out of Guardiola at Bath last Wednesday. It was 15th time lucky for him. For the first time, cheekpieces were applied in addition to the usual tongue tie. This and dropping to a mile combined to produce a great improvement on recent performances. He may try to follow up at Wolverhampton on Friday.

At Ffos Las on Monday, Llewellyn’s Arty Campbell looked set to repeat last year’s victory in the two mile handicap, only to be caught in the final 75 yards by Toshima (11/4), who won a maiden hurdle here 11 days ago for the in-form Robert Stephens team. It was Oisin Murphy’s fourth winner of the night, taking him into the lead in the jockeys’ title race. An accumulator on those four would have paid 117/1.

Chepstow’s next meeting is their last evening racing of the year, on Thursday, 15 August.