John Dunlop's PERFECT SHOT is likely to be at relatively short odds for this maiden having run well in similar races and in handicaps in his last two starts and he is hard to oppose in a race that should not take much winning, with the main dangers rated as Maskateer and Warrants Attention. Andrew Balding's gelding was well held on his debut at Sandown earlier this month and he would need to improve dramatically on that effort to trouble the selection but the stable do have their runners in good form at present. Saxona won a bumper at Towcester last month but has shown little sign of ability in two starts on the flat since then. Paul Cole's Guilin has given little sign of encouragement in her six outings, while No Sting has been beaten by a combined total of over 80 lengths in his four starts so far. Alison Thorpe's Maskateer should come on for his debut here last month but needs to if he is to get the better of Perfect Shot.
Mr Kartoffel (IRE) 100-1 (9-6) Always behind, 13th of 16, 40l behind Plymouth Rock (9-0) at Windsor 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gf.
Restless Swallow 200-1 (9-13) Keen, mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 11th of 16, 35l behind Plymouth Rock (9-0) at Windsor 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gf.
Saxona (IRE) 80-1 (9-13) Mid-division, ridden soon after halfway, weakened over 3f out, 9th of 11, 30l behind Alpen Glen (8-12) at Chepstow 1m 4f fll mdn stks (5) gd.
Maskateer (IRE) 50-1 (9-3) Mid-division, some headway over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 7th of 13, 25l behind Dhushan (9-3) at Chepstow 1m 4f 3yo mdn (5) gd in May.
Perfect Shot (IRE) 3-1fav (9-2) Tracked leading pair, pushed along over 3f out, driven to challenge 2f out, chased winner inside final furlong, stayed on, always held, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Lethal Glaze (9-4) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Warrants Attention (IRE) 22-1 (9-3) Always rear and never dangerous final 3f, 13th of 15, 26l behind Brooklyn Spirit (9-3) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gd.
Guilin (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Close up, pushed along 5f out, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 14, 12l behind Screaming Brave (8-12) at Yarmouth 1m 2f Handicap (0-55) (3yo) (6) gd in May.
No Sting 33-1 (8-4) Led for 2f, chased leader until 3f out, losing place and beaten when hampered on rails over 2f out, 9th of 11, 19l behind Harlestone Snake (9-1) at Goodwood 1m 6f (5) gd.
Sugarbaby Princess (IRE) 100-1 (8-12) Started slowly, always outpaced, well in rear, 11th of 12, 22l behind Star Links (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.