The three recent winners look the ones to concentrate on. Earl Of Menteith and Winter Thunder won maiden races at Ayr and over course and distance respectively. The Godolphin colt makes most appeal of that pair, but AGENT MURPHY may prove too good for both. He's unbeaten having won on his handicap debut at Sandown last time and this longer trip should suit. Most of the remainder have been unable to shrug off a rise in the weights for earlier wins and that includes Stampede, Zee Zeely and Chatez.
Chatez (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Raced near side, held up, towards rear, headway under pressure over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 12th of 30, 7l behind Born In Bombay (8-4) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jun.
Black Schnapps (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Led for 2f, chased leader until ridden over 2f out, stayed chasing leaders, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 18, 10l behind Elite Army (9-1) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jun.
Lyn Valley 10-1 (8-2) In touch, effort over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, never troubled leaders, 8th of 13, 8l behind Velox (8-0) at Sandown 1m hcp (2) gf.
Gold Trail (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Took keen hold and prominent, led after 2f, made most after until ridden and headed over 1f out, chased leader until approaching final furlong, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 18, 7l behind Elite Army (9-1) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jun.
Agent Murphy 9-1 (9-4) Keen tracked leader, switched left 3f out, led approaching final furlong, ridden and ran on, won at Sandown 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jun beating Torchlighter (9-2) by hd, 13 ran.
Winter Thunder 3-1 (9-5) Held up in touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) gf in Jun beating Loving Home (9-5) by 4l, 9 ran.
Zee Zeely 14-1 (8-8) Held up and behind, never a factor, 15th of 18, 16l behind Elite Army (9-1) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jun.
Earl Of Menteith (IRE) 7-2 (9-3) Set steady pace, pressed from over 2f out, shaken up over 1f out, quickened 2 lengths clear entering final furlong, eased near finish, readily, won at Ayr 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gf beating Legal Waves (10-0) by 1 1/2l, 5 ran.
Stampede (IRE) 6-4fav (9-3) Held up in 5th, headway and effort over 3f out to 2f out, soon ridden, beaten over 1f out, 4th of 6, 12l behind Al Busayyir (9-2) at Redcar 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.