This maiden looks ripe for WHODATHOUGHT to pick so although his odds are likely to be short he has to get the call ahead of value alternative Presto Volente and newcomer Highlife Dancer. Having improved from a debut run to find just the one narrowly too good last time the pick seems to be heading in the right direction. It could be argued this is easier so a similar run should be good enough. Presto Volente also mildly progressed from his first run to perform better than the bare result suggested last time when behind a potentially smart sort from Godolphin. He will probably need to improve again but looks one of the more likely. Highlife Dancer has a mixed pedigree of speed and stamina and is bred well enough to make an impact on debut while Rowan Ridge wouldn't have to be a world beater to get involved first time up. Whodathought looks very progressive and should be winning here.
Canada Fleet (CAN) 10-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 7th of 8, 20l behind Stentorian (9-0) at Leicester 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jun.
Dew Reward (IRE) 80-1 (9-3) Started slowly, towards rear on outside, pushed along 3f out, soon struggling, 13th of 14, 22l behind Royal Exchange (9-3) at Salisbury 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jun.
Highlife Dancer Imperial Dancer gelding out of Wrong Bride.
Presto Volante (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Dwelt, in rear, ridden and headway 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 5th of 15, 14l behind Ecliptic (9-0) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Jun.
Rowan Ridge Compton Place colt out of Lemon Tree.
Whodathought (IRE) 10-3fav (8-11) Led, ridden over 1f out, narrowly headed final 100 yards, rallied gamely near finish, just held, 2nd of 11, hd behind Sextons House (8-13) at Goodwood 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Jun.