This maiden has been won by some smart sorts in the past including Paco Boy last year and Stimulation in 2006. Quite a number of the bigger stables are represented by some well bred juveniles so it is probable an above average sort will be needed to land it. Huntdown was the subject of strong early morning support prior to making his debut at Newmarket and fulfilled the promise he had obviously been showing on the Newmarket gallops when just finding another morning gamble Absent Pleasure too strong. Third in that race was Kingship Spirit who brought a solid level of maiden form into that race and runs at Beverley on Wednesday while the fourth Adorn was very impressive in breaking her maiden tag at Kempton recently. It looked a good maiden on paper that day and while cynics will state a blanket could cover the first five home, they have all done their bit for the form since. Cabernet Sauvignon is another that showed a deal of promise on debut where he was noted doing all his best work in the closing stages under hands and heals riding. He drops back to six furlongs here which is unusual given the fact he is bred to come into his own over further and is probably best watched until stepped back up to seven furlongs. The form of that Sandown maiden has been boosted during the week with the fifth winning in impressive fashion at Lingfield. All About You is a full-brother to Always Hopeful, a precious juvenile who landed the 2005 Richmond Stakes for Eoghan O'Neill. Richard Hannon saddles two of which the experienced Bartica would need to improve while the market should be watched where Compton Blue is concerned. Brian Meehan has been noted to introduce some of his better juveniles at this venue so support for the Johannesburg colt George Rex should be noted. A very interesting maiden and HUNTDOWN is the pick to win it.
All About You (IRE) Mind Games colt, brother to the useful 5f-6f winner Always Hopeful and 6f-1m winner Extraterrestrial, half-brother to several winners.
Bartica (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, one pace final 2f, 5th of 9, 6l behind Frognal (9-3) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn auc (5) pol.
Cabernet Sauvignon 66-1 (9-3) Started slowly, headway over 1f out, ran on well final furlong, nearest finish, 6th of 14, 4l behind Brief Candle (8-12) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Aug.
Chapter And Verse (IRE) One Cool Cat colt out of winning miler Beautiful Hill.
Compton Blue Compton Place colt, half-brother to prolific 6f winner Edge Closer.
George Rex (USA) Johannesburg gelding, half-brother to several winners at atound a mile.
Huntdown (USA) 6-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, soon tracking leaders, ridden for lead over 1f out, soon hard pressed, kept on, headed near finish, 2nd of 15, shd behind Absent Pleasure (9-3) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Aug.
Ready For Battle (IRE) 17-2 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, soon beaten, 6th of 9, 11l behind Aahaykid (9-0) at Warwick 7f 2yo mdn (5) sft.
Rosco Flyer (IRE) Val Royal gelding, half-brother to 7f-1m winner The Fifth Member.
Day In Dubai 66-1 (8-7) Went right start, ran green and soon well outpaced, last of 10, 13l behind Outofoil (9-3) at Salisbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Aug.
Hekaaya (IRE) Kheleyf filly, half-sister to winning sprinters Topkamp and Morinqua.
Kaikoura 33-1 (8-12) Pressed leader 2f, outpaced over 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 10, 12l behind Cheviot (9-3) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn (4) pol.
Sharpened Edge Exceed And Excel filly, half-sister to four winners up to 1m1f.