COLORADO GOLD looks the obvious place to start and is selected here ahead of West Leake Bridge and Speed Gene. Paul Cole's Dubawi colt shaped with promise when second to Fifth Ave last time out at Bath. That was a big improvement from his first outing at Nottingham and if he trains on again then he should go close, with even a repeat of his latest run likely to see him run well. West Leake Bridge represents an outfit that normally have their newcomers ready to run and this son of Avonbridge was a close-up fifth at Ascot earlier in the month; that looks a stronger maiden than this one and he is respected with the step up in trip unlikely to faze him. Roman Dancer is a brother to Ailsa Carmel who won over this trip as a juvenile, whilst Commercial can be forgiven his debut effort at Goodwood and is taken to improve with racing. Ad Vitam's Zebedee form has mixed messages in it, Minch Man and Swendab shaped with promise in minor maidens, whilst Speed Gene represents the all-conquering Richard Hannon team and any market support would look ominous. However she is bred for further and doesn't look the most obvious with Frankie McDonald booked for the ride, so with Imperialistic Diva afforded some respect on her debut, we are still happy to plump for Colorado Gold as the selection. [Nic Doggett]
West Leake Bridge (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra, 5th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Chilworth Lad (9-3) at Ascot 5f 2yo mdn (3) gf.
Colorado Gold 8-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, led 3f out, ridden and headed well over 1f out, soon no chance with winner, kept on for clear 2nd, 2nd of 15, 3 1/2l behind Fifth Ave (8-8) at Bath 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd.
Roman Dancer (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) Prominent, under pressure halfway, weakened final furlong, 6th of 12, 8l behind Zaidan (9-3) at Doncaster 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Witzend (IRE) Footstepsinthesand colt out of Spring Easy.
Commercial (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) Held up, always behind, 10th of 11, 16l behind Sikeeb (9-3) at Goodwood 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Rational Act (IRE) 100-1 (9-0) Behind, ridden and kept on from over 1f out, never troubled leaders, 6th of 11, 10l behind My Son Max (9-3) at Nottingham 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Apr.
Ad Vitam (IRE) 80-1 (9-3) Dwelt, behind, some late headway, 7th of 15, 15l behind Zebedee (9-3) at Windsor 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Apr.
Minch Man 16-1 (8-9) Towards rear and outpaced, ridden 2f out, no impression, 5th of 10, 9l behind Above The Stars (8-8) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Apr.
Swendab (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Started slowly, very green and well in rear, ridden halfway, stayed on inside final furlong, finished well, 6th of 11, 7l behind Emma's Gift (8-12) at Bath 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.
Bay Of Fires (IRE) Iffraaj filly out of No Tippling.
Imperialistic Diva (IRE) Haafhd filly out of Imperialistic.
Speed Gene (IRE) Mujadil filly out of Tallahassee Spirit.