This is a hard race to evaluate with very few of the participants able to realise much promise in maidens so with Eve Johnson-Houghton's team among the winners at present, an interest in SILKEN WATERS is advised. The daughter of Halling has been turned over by significant margins in her three outings to date but her pedigree suggests that she can make an impact over this trip and an opening mark of 55 does not appear harsh. Born To Reign is out of a dam that won over a mile and Michael Bell's gelding is another that could improve for a switch to handicapping. Mad Endeavour failed to build upon the promise of a placed effort at Chepstow when next seen at Doncaster. Modify has had more chances than most and David O'Meara continues to try the filly over middle-distances. Network Perfection takes a massive step up in trip and Mick Easterby's gelding is respected despite a significant absence from the track.
Mad Endeavour 8-1 (9-5) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 8th of 10, 16l behind Synergise (9-5) at Doncaster 7f mdn stks (4) gd in Jul.
Barbary (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, pushed along over 5f out, outpaced 3f out, not much room and no impression over 1f out, 10th of 13, 15l behind Botanist (9-1) at Leicester 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Born To Reign 50-1 (9-5) In touch, ridden and slightly outpaced 3f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 7l behind Hannington (8-12) at Nottingham 1m mdn auc stks (6) gf in Jul.
Silken Waters 100-1 (8-10) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 14, 39l behind Fiery Sunset (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Jul.
Essanar 22-1 (9-0) Tracked winner, lost place over 3f out, behind final 2f, last of 7, 15l behind Daisy Boy (9-2) at Leicester 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Oracle Boy 7-1 (9-5) Last pair, ridden and struggling over 3f out, tailed off and eased final furlong, 7th of 8, 31l behind Bishop Wulstan (9-4) at Bath 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Jul.
Network Perfection 50-1 (8-12) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 18l behind The Grey Gatsby (9-5) at York 6f 2yo mdn aut (3) gf in Jul '13.
Modify 28-1 (8-3) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, edged left 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 3l behind Mister Uno (8-13) at Hamilton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Moxey 40-1 (7-11) Dwelt towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 8th of 13, 6l behind Heska (9-7) at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jul.