With most of the exposed types arriving in poor form it could pay to take a chance on NELSON OF THE NILE. He's been creeping closer in maiden races and this longer trip should suit as he goes handicapping for the first time. The Ginger Berry has lost his way since landing a double over track and trip early in the year while Hamble was tailed off last time having won at Lingfield before that. Zaeem and Passion Play have both slipped down the weights but finished nearer last on their latest starts though Ragged Robin has a bit more scope on only his second start of the year.
The Ginger Berry 25-1 (8-13) Prominent, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 8, 35l behind Excellent Puck (9-10) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Zaeem 7-1 (9-3) Towards rear, wide entering final 4f, headway over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 12, 10l behind Rowan Ridge (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 4f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Passion Play 66-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden 5f out, lost place 4f out, well behind over 2f out, 7th of 8, 32l behind Filament Of Gold (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul.
Wildomar 33-1 (9-1) Always towards rear, tailed off, last of 11, 46l behind Emulating (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jul.
Hamble 15-8fav (9-4) Held up, headway 6f out, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 7, 24l behind Men Don't Cry (9-4) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Hiorne Tower (FR) 25-1 (9-6) Started very slowly, always in rear, last of 10, 24l behind Needless Shouting (9-3) at Sandown 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Citizen Kaine (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) With leader, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 9, 28l behind Bountybeamadam (9-13) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Ophir 10-1 (9-7) Towards rear, moderate effort inside final furlong, never on terms, 9th of 14, 13l behind Red Passiflora (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jun.
Nelson Of The Nile 20-1 (8-8) Towards rear, pushed along halfway, headway on outside over 1f out, plugged on inside final furlong, no threat, 6th of 12, 6l behind Crown Of Aragon (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jun.
Dire Straits (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, never a factor, 10th of 11, 30l behind Elusive Guest (9-5) at Windsor 1m 3yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Olymnia 4-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, weakened from 3f out, last of 7, 19l behind Frederic Chopin (9-1) at Yarmouth 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Ragged Robbin (FR) 20-1 (9-0) Always in rear, 11th of 13, 6l behind Starlit Cantata (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Jun.