Agilete's profile on the turf reads for grim reading and so he is taken on here with the well-bred RECESSION PROOF who has the services of Jamie Spencer this evening. Simon Callaghan's son of Rock Of Gibraltar was well-held recently at Windsor over a mile but as a result he has edged down the weights and is now just 4lb higher than his Wolverhampton win in Octobe. Jamie Spencer rode him to a close third at Nottingham last year and with a 22% strike-rate for the yard in recent seasons, the combo look worth siding with there. Night Lily was a fair second to Rio Cobolo at Chepstow last time but is edged back up the weights as a result, Streets Apart needs to improve for the drop in trip, whilst Princelywallywogan continues to give his running but he should be outclassed in this better race. Any market move for Lucy Wadham's Martin's Friend would be interesting with the horse blinkered for the first time, whilst King Of Connacht, Everaard and Iceman George will all relish the ground if it stays on the quick side of good. Carbon Print, Sitwell and M'Lady Rousseur have all shown enough to warrant inspection on their handicap debuts, however along with the maiden Venture Capitalist, they are taken on with Recession Proof.
Agilete 6-1 (8-12) Soon held up in last, headway 2f out, pressed winner inside final furlong, no impression towards finish, 2nd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Hippolytus (9-4) at Haydock 1m 2f app hcp (5) gd in Jun.
Bobby Charles 14-1 (9-1) Dwelt, held up, never dangerous, 7th of 15, 14l behind Prairie Storm (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcap (5) hvy in Nov.
Martin's Friend (USA) 50-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, always in the rear, last of 13, 19l behind Buddy Holly (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2f (4) pol in Jun.
Director's Chair 15-2 (10-11) Chased leader, led 2f out until over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 4th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Iceman George (9-13) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
General Tufto 16-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, in rear, headway over 2f out, stayed on over 1f out, 6th of 15, 6l behind West End Lad (9-9) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Princelywallywogan 9-1 (9-0) Led after 2f, soon headed, led again over 4f out, headed over 2f out, kept on, 2nd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Can Can Star (9-7) at Nottingham 1m 2f app hcp (5) gf.
Streets Apart (USA) 7-2fav (10-5) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 13th of 14, 35l behind Dimashq (8-13) at Ripon 1m 4f ldy hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Jun.
Recession Proof (FR) 13-2 (9-4) In touch, ridden and some progress over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 5l behind Expensive Problem (9-9) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Night Lily (IRE) 3-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, in rear, headway 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on well to take 2nd well inside final furlong, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Rio Cobolo (8-12) at Chester 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Iceman George 8-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, soon recovered, keen in mid-division, ridden over 4f out, headway over 2f out, driven and every chance over 1f out, stayed on, 3rd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Cwm Rhondda (9-10) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Carbon Print (USA) 66-1 (9-12) Always behind, no impression, 8th of 11, 24l behind Dangerous Midge (9-0) at Salisbury 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gd in Jun.
Sitwell 33-1 (9-3) Always in the rear, 7th of 11, 21l behind Pictorial (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gf in Jun.
King of Connacht 15-2 (8-12) In touch, brief effort behind leaders over 2f out, soon ridden and weakened well over 1f out, 9th of 10, 13l behind Venir Rouge (9-7) at Newbury 1m 3f app hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Peter Grimes (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Led, headed 7f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 20l behind Cool Strike (9-7) at Bath 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) fm in Jun.
M'lady Rousseur (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Towards rear, some late progress, 5th of 11, 19l behind Queen Of Pentacles (8-12) at Kempton 1m 2f mdn fll (5) pol in Jun.
Everaard (USA) 15-2 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, slightly hampered over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, 3rd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Mabuya (9-7) at Salisbury 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Venture Capitalist 3-1 (9-1) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, driven and stayed on to take 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Goose Green (9-7) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) fm.
Dark Oasis 12-1 (8-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 8l behind Acquisition (9-7) at Ripon 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd.