PRIDE OF INDIA returned from almost 12 months off the course to finish third at Lingfield in May and while race fitness will have to be taken on trust, he is a tentative selection to land this maiden. The market should provide clues to his chances also given connections while of the remainder Pivka, Onemoreandstay and Cadre appear the obvious dangers. Pivka drops back to seven furlongs having raced very keenly over a mile last time while Onemoreandstay steps up one furlong having raced over six furlongs on her first two starts. It would be surprising is she was good enough to land it while Cadre was noted staying on in the closing stages on debut in a back-end maiden. Low draws for the last two mentioned are big negatives. Gold Again is an interesting newcomer from the Swinburn yard. Pride Of India is given the vote to land it.
Cadre (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, in rear, ran on final furlong, never nearer, 8th of 14, 7l behind Fireside (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (3) gd in Oct.
Danesman 14-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, challenged 3f out, one pace final 2f, 6th of 14, 10l behind Touchdown (8-10) at Thirsk 1m 4f mdn stk (5) gd in May.
James Pollard (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, always in rear, 10th of 11, 21l behind Acclaimed (9-3) at Windsor 1m mdn stk (5) gs in Aug.
Pride of India (USA) 4-1 (8-12) Took keen hold, tracked leader to over 3f out, soon outpaced, 3rd of 11, 6l behind Masaalek (8-12) at Lingfield 7f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) pol in May.
Rightcar Dominic 11-4fav (8-13) Towards rear, reminders halfway, stayed on final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Stoneacre Sarah (8-8) at Lingfield 5f mdn stk (5) pol in Feb.
Uncle Fred 16-1 (9-3) Prominent, ridden 3f out, switched left over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 11, 11l behind Willridge (9-3) at Salisbury 7f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gs in Aug.
Hilltop Legacy Danzig Connection mare out of a lightly-raced mare.
Aegean Pride 25-1 (8-12) In touch, ridden 3f out, ran on to go 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 2l behind Willridge (9-3) at Salisbury 7f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gs in Aug.
Gold Again (USA) Touch Gold filly, half-sister to numerous winners from 5f-1m.
Onemoreandstay 7-2 (8-9) Mid-division, pushed along halfway, ran on inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 4th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Prescription (8-12) at Yarmouth 6f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gs in Aug.
Pivka 9-4 (8-12) Took keen hold, held up in touch, effort over 2f out, no impression final furlong, 4th of 8, 7l behind Summers Lease (8-12) at Nottingham 1m 3yo mdn (5) gd in Aug.
Pretty Orchid 100-1 (9-0) Keen, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 14, 12l behind Laughter (9-0) at Leicester 7f 2yo mdn fll (4) sft in Oct.
Sea Swell (USA) 7-1 (8-12) Took keen hold, tracked leader, effort over 2f out, ran green and lost action, soon weakened and well behind over 1f out, last of 5, 25l behind Censored (8-12) at Sandown 1m mdn stk (5) gs in Aug.
Shybutwilling (IRE) 66-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, hampered and lost place over 6f out, hung right soon after, not recover, 10th of 11, 26l behind Pippbrook Gold (9-3) at Bath 1m 3yo mdn aut (6) gd in Jun.