Sure Route has to go on the short-list here after narrowly outpointing Double Dealer at Sandown. The seemingly mandatory 6lb weight rise hasn't done him any favours, however, while Backstreet Fighter was a 66/1 chance when scoring at Warwick and will have to prove that was no fluke. Yojimbo is taking on much better opposition than when landing a handicap over C&D 17 days ago and Dubawi Sound hasn't been seen since causing an upset on his debut at Newbury in April, though is unexposed. OUR GAL's latest third at Ascot was a very decent effort and she'll be suited by this slightly longer trip - Noel Quinlan's filly gets the vote here.
Sure Route 6-1 (9-4) Took keen hold, held up in mid-division, headway on outside over 2f out, challenged over 1f out, edged right and led approaching final furlong, stayed on gamely and always holding on closing stages, won at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd beating Double Dealer (9-0) by nk, 12 ran.
Dubawi Sound 50-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, led over 1f out, hung left, ran on, won at Newbury 1m 3yo mdn (4) gf in Apr beating General Synod (9-3) by 2l, 13 ran.
Norse Blues 28-1 (8-9) Led, edged left and right when ridden inside final 2f, soon headed, weakened final furlong, 12th of 14, 7l behind Decent Fella (9-4) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gs.
Backstreet Fighter (IRE) 66-1 (8-12) Mid-division, headway well over 1f out, soon ridden to challenge, led inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Warwick 7f mdn stks (5) gd in Aug beating Wadha (8-12) by nk, 13 ran.
Tasfeya 11-2 (9-2) Close up, ridden over 2f out, soon no impression, 6th of 10, 9l behind Street Secret (8-11) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Our Gal 33-1 (8-5) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, driven and stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 2l behind Electra Star (8-12) at Ascot 1m flls hcp 0-130 (3) gd.
Orientalist 8-1 (9-0) Behind, pushed along and struggling halfway, stayed on inside final furlong, never in contention, 8th of 12, 10l behind Sure Route (9-4) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Yojimbo (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Always prominent, ridden over 2f out, led over 1f out, kept on well, won at Epsom Downs 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs beating Climaxfortackle (8-12) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.