Pelagian and Merry Me will need to be above average to score in this company on their debuts. Tableforten was well beaten in last week's Windsor Castle at Ascot but has decent claims on his earlier win at Windsor. Razor Quest is also going the right way judged on his victory in a Kempton maiden three weeks ago but the tentative vote goes to LIGEIA. She scored by a couple of lengths at Newbury earlier this month and that could prove the strongest form on offer.
Razor Quest 11-4 (8-9) Took keen hold early, soon steadied to 5th, headway to 3rd 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on to lead final 100 yards, won at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol beating Island Kingdom (8-9) by 1l, 8 ran.
Tableforten 100-1 (9-3) Raced far side, in rear, outpaced halfway, never a factor, 17th of 24, 7l behind Extortionist (9-3) at Royal Ascot 5f Listed stks 2yo (1) gd.
Pelagian (USA) Henrythenavigator gelding out of Japon.
Ligeia 5-4fav (8-4) Made virtually all, ridden and unblanced inside final furlong, kept on strongly, won at Newbury 6f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) gf beating Gown (8-6) by 2l, 12 ran.
Merry Me (IRE) Invincible Spirit filly out of Thought Is Free.