Debating Society had shown potential before heading for a handicap at Sandown where he started favourite but ran moderately. He's been dropped 3lb so should get closer but IF I WERE A BOY looks the one to be on. She made all for a very easy victory in an apprentice race at Windsor last week and it's no surprise to see her out again as she can race without a penalty before being reassessed. Miss Cap Estel had been running well before she deservedly lost her maiden tag over a mile at Ffos Las and has always looked as though a step-up in trip would suit. Looking On ran poorly at Newmarket last time but that wasn't his true form and he can do better while Welsh Nayber is consistent enough at a minor level and can snatch a place.
Looking On 10-1 (9-3) Led main group until ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 9, 13l behind Sequence (9-6) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Understory (USA) 16-1 (9-8) Pressed leader until led over 6f out, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 7, 21l behind Franco Is My Name (9-11) at Folkestone 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Misk Khitaam (USA) 14-1 (9-6) Pulled up soon after start, in a race won by Resplendent Light (8-6) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in May, 14 ran.
Ice Nelly (IRE) 7-2 (8-12) Held up in touch, ridden 4f out, effort over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 8, 14l behind Transfer (8-2) at Ffos Las 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Audacious 40-1 (9-9) Took keen hold, led, ridden over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, held close home, 2nd of 16, 3/4l behind Semeen (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Miss Cap Estel Evensfav (8-12) Tracked leader, led 2f out, soon hard ridden, kept on well under pressure, won at Ffos Las 1m mdn auc stks (5) gd beating Gold Show (8-12) by 1 1/2l, 4 ran.
Debating Society (IRE) 2-1fav (9-7) Fly jumped leaving stalls, held up in last pair, pushed along 3f out, one pace and no real progress final 2f, 6th of 7, 8l behind Sheila's Buddy (9-1) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Jul.
Operettist 8-1 (9-3) Mid-division, pushed along 4f out, soon lost place, 11th of 13, 12l behind Forgive (9-2) at Windsor 1m flls hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
If I Were A Boy (IRE) 11-4fav (8-7) Made all, clear from 3f out, well in command and ridden over 1f out, unchallenged, won at Windsor 1m 2f app hcp (5) gf beating Choral Festival (9-5) by 4 1/2l, 8 ran.
Wise Venture (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Held up in 5th, outpaced 2f out, beaten when eased inside final furlong, last of 7, 33l behind Al Saham (9-7) at Doncaster 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Welsh Nayber 7-2 (9-6) Held up in touch on outside, smooth headway over 2f out, hung left under pressure and went 2nd over 1f out, no chance with winner, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Kelpie Blitz (9-2) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Coup De Grace (IRE) 16-1 (8-0) Towards rear, never on terms, 8th of 15, 16l behind Arashi (8-12) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.