Very little to go on here for punters but SAYYAAF showed enough first time out to suggest that this maiden is within his compass, while Never Lose and Evasive could also go well. Sayyaaf was sent off at 33/1 for his Sandown debut last month over this trip, and performed better than the market suggested to finish in the frame. He has a Derby entry and if he is to get anywhere close to running in next year's renewal then he ought to improve enough to win this. Never Lose has had the two runs for Clive Brittain and shown some ability, although the improvement did not look there second time so we'll swerve her for today. Evasive is bred to do well over middle distances in time and this is a nice trip over which to start him, though Sir Michael Stoute's juveniles are striking at 15 per cent this season so he is no debut certainty. It is similar for Mark Johnston, who runs Royal Society, although this King's Best colt is related to juvenile 7f winner No Excuse Needed and a bold showing is anticipated. Mafaaz was an expensive Hamdan Al Maktoum purchase and pedigree suggests that he could show up very well first time out, so check the market for clues.
Dr Valentine (FR) Dr Fong gelding, half-brother to winning sprinter In Full Cry.
Duke's Emerald Bachelor Duke gelding out of winning sprinter Complication.
Evasive Elusive Quality colt out of a lightly-raced mare.
Hit The Switch Reset colt out of an unraced mare from the family of high-class sprinter Lidanna.
Lend A Light Lend A Hand colt, half-brother to winners on the flat and over hurdles.
Mafaaz Medicean colt, half-brother to 1m & 1m2f winner Spunger and 6f & 7f winner Gweebarra.
Noordhoek Kid Dansili colt, half-brother to winning sprinter Echostar.
Royal Society King's Best colt, half-brother to numerous winners from 5f-1m2f including high-class 7f & 1m winner No Excuse Needed.
Saturn Way (GR) Bachelor Duke colt out of 1m2f winner Senseansensibility.
Sayyaaf 33-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, one pace, 3rd of 14, 2 1/2l behind Brief Candle (8-12) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Aug.
Seek The Fair Land Noverre colt, half-brother to winning sprinter Rescue Me.
Winterbrook King Gleaming colt, half-brother to 1m3f winner Hotcallie Legend.
Never Lose 4-1jt-fav (8-6) Raced stand's side, chased leaders, led that group over 1f out, kept on, no chance with leading pair on far side, 3rd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Tombov (8-8) at Folkestone 7f 2yo mdn auc (5) gs in Aug.
Queen of Burlesque (USA) Black Mambo filly, half-sister to several winning sprinters.