Punters need their guessing caps on for the first of three wide-open maidens. MACCABEES has the best form in the book finishing second over C&D before occupying the same position at Sandown last time. He gets the vote though improvement is expected from the likes of Goodwood Atlantis, Beau Duke and Takeitfromalady. Newcomers to note include Glitter and Clianthus, while Poisson D'Or is a half-sister to eight winners and entries in the upcoming valuable sales races suggest she's been showing something at home.
Clianthus Authorized colt out of Miss Queen.
Goodwood Atlantis (IRE) 28-1 (9-3) Dwelt and hampered start, never on terms, 9th of 12, 6l behind Clare Island Boy (9-3) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Jul.
Shark In The Sea 50-1 (9-0) Towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, headway over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 11th of 17, 13l behind Jubilance (8-12) at Leicester 7f 2yo mdn aut (6) gd in Jul.
Glitter (IRE) Verglas gelding out of Call Me Crazy.
Welsh Nayber 9-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway in centre over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 6th of 7, 10l behind Tingo In The Tale (8-11) at Brighton 1m 2yo mdn aut (5) sft.
Beau Duke (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, held up and behind, never on terms, 8th of 11, 12l behind Ektihaam (9-3) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jul.
Lone Foot Laddie (IRE) Red Clubs gelding out of Alexander Phantom.
Takeitfromalady (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Close 5th, outpaced 2f out, kept on to modest 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 7l behind Producer (9-3) at Epsom Downs 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jul.
Caledonian Lad Pastoral Pursuits gelding out of Jasmick.
Maccabees 11-1 (9-3) Led after 1f, ridden over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 14, 3 1/2l behind Mister Music (9-3) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Jul.
Presburg (IRE) Balmont gelding out of Eschasse.
Scarlet Prince 50-1 (9-1) Slowly away, always behind, 14th of 16, 31l behind Nawwaar (9-0) at Goodwood 7f 2yo mdn (2) gf in Jul.
Dalacara Dalakhani filly out of Wild Clover.
Poisson d'Or Cape Cross filly out of Lille Hammer.