Secret Beau has yet to win but has ran well enough in similar company to be worthy of consideration. But COUNTRYMAN takes a drop in class and after a decent fifth at Goodwood last time, Hughie Morrison's charge is taken to land this with the help of an apprentice's allowance. The inconsistent Danz Choice has a shout on his best form and Indian Affair is better than his latest poor showing at Wolverhampton suggests.
Secret Beau 9-2 (9-2) Tracked winner and keen, ridden 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Skytrain (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Indian Affair 25-1 (9-5) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 11, 23l behind Future Reference (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Danz Choice (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Raced far side, mid-division, weakened 2f out, 9th of 12, 17l behind Aussie Reigns (9-7) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Countryman 6-1 (8-9) In touch, ridden 2f out, stayed on towards finish, not trouble leaders, 5th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Extrasolar (9-2) at Goodwood 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Knight Charm 10-1 (9-3) Chased leaders on outer, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 9l behind Indian Affair (9-2) at Lingfield 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Gabrial The Boss (USA) 18-1 (8-11) Dwelt in rear, never a factor, 6th of 9, 11l behind Mystical Man (9-7) at Chester 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jun.