FLICKSTA is hard to oppose. He showed enough when going close on his debut at Bath last week to suggest he can win an ordinary maiden and this contest fits that description. The others with experience have shown nothing as yet but one or more of the newcomers should get involved and Syrian Pearl looks best of them. She's related to six winners, including the useful sprinter Dark Mischief who scored on his racecourse debut. Krackerjill and Royal River are others to note.
Flicksta (USA) 10-1 (9-1) Chased leaders on inside, ridden and went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on in closing stages, not quite pace to challenge, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Captain Ryan (8-11) at Bath 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) fm.
Black Sceptre (IRE) Diamond Green colt out of Salford Princess.
Maximilianthefirst 50-1 (8-11) Unseated rider on way to post, keen tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 30l behind Chess Valley (8-11) at Leicester 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Jun.
Officer Drivel (IRE) Captain Rio colt out of Spiritville.
Syrian Pearl Clodovil filly out of Syrian Queen.
Redy To Rumble 25-1 (8-10) Dwelt, towards rear, detached 4f out, 8th of 9, 26l behind Talksalot (8-10) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Jun.
Royal River Royal Applause colt out of Rivermead.
Cape Factor (IRE) Oratorio filly out of Crossanza.
Krackerjill (IRE) Kheleyf filly out of Knockenduff.
Society Diva (IRE) 14-1 (8-7) Chased leaders 4f, last of 8, 17l behind Razor Quest (8-9) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Jun.
M'lady Ermyn Pastoral Pursuits filly out of Penelope Tree.
Mistress And Maid 66-1 (7-11) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 13, 17l behind Kendal Mint (8-10) at Newbury 6f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (4) gf in Jun.