There are some interesting newcomers in this maiden including John Dunlop's Green Desert colt Alkhataaf and Andrew Balding's Strictly Dancer but KALYPSO KING sets a fair standard and looks the one to be on with Locksley Hall rated the main danger. The selection made an encouraging debut for Richard Hannon when finishing a close third behind Sunraider at Windsor last month. Not given a hard time once unable to win that race, the son of Giant's Causeway should benefit for the run and gets the vote to open his account. Jeremy Noseda's Darshonin, a son of Pivotal, is another interesting newcomer that could be of interest. Henry Candy's Imperial Delight did little wrong first time out when a fair fourth behind Avongate over course and distance and is another to consider but a bigger threat is likely to come from Locksley Hall. Ed Vaughan's colt found just San Cassiano too good on his debut in an auction maiden at Kempton earlier this month and he has to be considered but a better bet looks to be Kalypso King.
Alkhataaf (USA) Green Desert colt out of Elrafa Ah.
Avon Rock Avonbridge gelding out of Big Pink.
Darshonin Pivotal colt out of Incheni.
Dutiful 16-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 6, 19l behind Raine's Cross (9-0) at Salisbury 1m 2yo nov stk (4) gs.
Imperial Delight 7-2 (9-3) Dwelt, switched left approaching 2f out, pushed along, kept on steadily inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 7l behind Avongate (9-3) at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Aug.
Kalypso King (USA) 10-1 (9-3) Held up in mid-division, in touch, switched left to outer over 2f out, shaken up to chase leading pair over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Sunraider (9-3) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Aug.
Locksley Hall (USA) 8-1 (9-1) Took keen hold early, in touch, headway on inside over 2f out, driven to chase winner over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 11, 1l behind San Cassiano (8-9) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol.
London Gold Fraam colt out of Princess Londis.
Midwestern (USA) Tiznow colt out of She's Enough.
Monograph Kyllachy gelding out of Beading.
Pastoral Player Pastoral Pursuits colt out of Copy-cat.
Scottish Boogie (IRE) Tobougg colt out of Scottish Spice.
Seeking Stardom 100-1 (9-3) Pressed leader 2f, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 11, 18l behind Folly Bridge (8-12) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.
Tamarind Hill (IRE) Shamardal gelding out of Amandian.
Strictly Dancing (IRE) Danehill Dancer filly out of Lochangel.