DHERGHAAM gets the vote in a competitive opener over Suited And Booted, Kerchak and Dever Dream. The selection showed enough at York last month on his debut to make him the one to beat here. That race has worked out well and he won't have to find much improvement to get his head in front. Suited And Booted was a good second behind Treble Jig at Newmarket last month and he has now gone close on both of his starts in maiden company. However, the drop in trip is not sure to suit today and on that basis we will take him on. Kerchak hails from the yard that won this race last year but he is another that is not bred to be suited by this drop back to 6f. Dever Dream is a well-bred filly from a yard in cracking form and she is certainly worth a market check on her racecourse debut. There should be more to come from Dherghaam and he gets the vote.
Dherghaam (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Held up, headway over 1f out, ridden and stayed on final furlong, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Businessman (9-3) at York 6f 2yo mdn (2) gf in Aug.
Free For All (IRE) Statue Of Liberty colt out of Allegorica.
Hayek 33-1 (9-3) Dwelt in rear, short lived effort entering final 2f, 10th of 14, 11l behind Al Zir (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Aug.
Kerchak (USA) 17-2 (9-3) Dwelt, keen and rear, ridden 2f out, never near leaders, 6th of 10, 11l behind Constant Contact (9-3) at Epsom Downs 7f 2yo mdn aut (4) gd in Aug.
Little Garcon (USA) Bernstein colt out of Demure.
Side Glance Passing Glance gelding out of Averami.
Sophie's Beau (USA) 25-1 (9-3) In rear, pushed along over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 16, 7l behind Destination Aim (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn aut (4) gd in Aug.
Suited And Booted (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Led near side and overall leader, hung left and headed 1f out, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Treble Jig (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Aug.
Tuscan Gold Medicean colt out of Louella.
Bookiesindex Girl (IRE) 50-1 (8-5) Swerved right start, keen, soon with leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 11, 7l behind Wasmi (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Dever Dream Medicean filly out of Sharplaw Venture.
Water Gipsy Piccolo filly out of Creek Dancer.