Ogbourne Downs had been on an upward curve until fifth of seven behind Lawyer over 1m at Windsor this month, which still stands as an acceptable performance. He should be one to note here but does face a couple of interesting 3-y-os representing yards notably adept with late-maturing, lightly-raced improvers. Matravers took time to get on top at Leicester over 7f last time in an ordinary affair and should definitely progress again over this additional furlong for Sir Michael Stoute, whilst ALKETIOS has improved with each run and was comfortably in charge of a 1m Haydock maiden at the business end last month. The Cumani colt is a slight preference as he rated just the more impressive of the pair last time but there should be little between them.
Ogbourne Downs 9-2 (10-0) Held up in last pair, headway in centre over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, went 5th close home, never going pace to challenge, 5th of 7, 2 1/2l behind Lawyer (9-4) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Annina 14-1 (10-0) Led, headed 4f out, pushed along over 2f out, edged left inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Alzanti (9-4) at Newbury 7f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
First Post (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, headway on outside over 2f out, ridden and weakened inside final 2f, 9th of 11, 22l behind Chain Of Events (8-13) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jun.
Alketios (GR) 7-4 (9-2) Tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, challenged inside final furlong, stayed on to lead final 100 yards, pushed out, won at Haydock 1m mdn stks (5) gf in Jun beating Taqneen (9-2) by 1l, 6 ran.
Life And Times (USA) 6-1 (8-9) Dwelt, soon tracked leader, pushed along 4f out, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 4, 14l behind Genius Boy (10-0) at Yarmouth 1m 1f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Jack Of Diamonds (IRE) 3-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, pushed along halfway, headway over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Jaladee (9-7) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Gracious George (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 10l behind Bravo Echo (9-1) at Goodwood 7f app hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (4) gd in Jun.
Matravers 2-1fav (9-0) Held up in rear, headway and hung right from over 2f out, led inside final furlong, driven out, won at Leicester 7f 3yo mdn 0-70 (5) gf beating Persian Bolt (8-9) by 3/4l, 6 ran.