It may well be the case that this maiden will not take much winning despite the fact that those with racecourse experience should benefit for their initial outings on the track. With that in mind we will side with KHAN TENGRI to land it for the Marcus Tregoning yard. Never involved first time out when slowly away, he was stepped up to one mile and encountered soft ground last time when posting a much improved effort, looking tapped for toe at one point but staying on again in the closing stages. King Of Wands contested what arguably was one of the hottest maidens run this season on Newmarket's July course, finishing a never nearer eight of seventeen but leaving the impression that more is to come. Market support for Montaff would make him of some interest. Gtaab contested what looked a hot maiden over course and distance last time. He was never put into the race but stayed on in behind as they climbed the hill at this venue. Khan Tengri is the selection to land this maiden.
Achromatic 20-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 15, 12l behind Poster (9-3) at Leicester 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Aug.
Andean Margin (IRE) 11-1 (9-3) In rear, ridden over 3f out, outpaced over 2f out, never troubled leaders, 11th of 14, 11l behind Thunderball (9-3) at Great Leighs 1m 2yo mdn (4) pol in Aug.
Classic Vintage (USA) 33-1 (9-3) Started slowly, always towards rear, never a factor, 12th of 16, 9l behind Anmar (9-3) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Aug.
Directorship Diktat colt, half-brother to winning sprinter Here To Me and 7f & 1m winner Exit Smiling.
Flashgun (USA) 14-1 (9-0) Started slowly, behind, stayed on steadily from 2f out, not trouble leaders over 1f out, 5th of 18, 9l behind Orsippus (8-10) at Goodwood 1m 2yo mdn auc (5) sft in Aug.
Gtaab 50-1 (9-3) Started slowly, always in rear group, 13th of 16, 10l behind Anmar (9-3) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Aug.
Khan Tengri (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Prominent on inside, ridden over 2f out, soon switched left, kept on to take 3rd 1f out, not trouble leading pair, 3rd of 9, 5l behind On Our Way (9-3) at Sandown 1m 2yo mdn (4) gd in Aug.
King of Wands 9-1 (9-3) Held up, outpaced 2f out, ridden and kept on final furlong, 8th of 17, 10l behind Wingwalker (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Aug.
Montaff Montjeu colt, half-brother to 5f-1m winner Tangled Up In Blue.
Recession Proof (FR) 100-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, 15th of 19, 13l behind Delegator (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Aug.
Takaatuf (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Never better than mid-division, 13th of 16, 13l behind Himalya (9-3) at Doncaster 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in May.
Jeunesse (IRE) King's Best filly, half-sister to winners on the flat and over hurdles.