Astonishment should come on again here and Dream Spinner also looks a decent sort after an impressive debut last time but we side with DUPLICITY. It should be a very competitive maiden though with the likes of Mingun Bell and Al Khimya also having claims. The Richard Hannon trained selection clearly has talent and it didn't take long for the penny to drop last time. He failed to make the minors there but he stayed on well and should pay his way in this company. Astonishment was always outpaced when well beaten at Windsor on debut, but is bred to appreciate this extra furlong and he improved markedly on that initial effort at Folkestone at the end of last month. He should come on again and another improved effort is to be expected. John Dunlop's Dream Spinner whose pedigree is a mixture of speed and stamina, chased the winner for most of the way last time out and despite failing to make the minors looked a decent sort and any improvement should see him do well. Mingul Bell has set a decent standard on debut and another decent effort at Leicester followed, the colt should again do well. The same can be said of Al Khimiya who looks much improved recently and the appointment of Jamie Spencer should prove significant. This should be a competitive maiden, where we like the look of Duplicity.
Astonishment (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) Race far side, chased leading pair, kept on to take 2nd that group and over 1f out but no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Huygens (9-3) at Folkestone 7f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Jun.
Constant Contact Passing Glance gelding out of Floriana.
Dream Spinner 14-1 (9-3) Tracked winner, pushed along and no impression 2f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong, weakened towards finish, 4th of 12, 5l behind Bikini Babe (8-12) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Jun.
Duplicity 12-1 (9-3) Dwelt, held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, not pace of front trio, 4th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Invincible Prince (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jun.
Kit Kat One Cool Cat gelding out of Tanda Tula.
Little Buddy 33-1 (9-3) Went left start and slowly away, always behind, last of 13, 48l behind Slice (9-3) at Chepstow 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Mingun Bell (USA) 4-6fav (9-0) Pulled hard, led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Ishtar Gate (9-0) at Leicester 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jun.
My Red Kite 25-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders on inside, no impression 2f out, wandered left and right over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 12, 9l behind Bikini Babe (8-12) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Jun.
Wriggle (IRE) Refuse To Bend gelding out of Isana.
Al Khimiya (IRE) 4-1 (8-12) Led stands side group throughout, not on terms with far side, hung right final 2f, soon drew clear of standside group, no chance with winner on far side, 3rd of 12, 3l behind Huygens (9-3) at Folkestone 7f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Jun.
Meer Und Wind (GER) 7-1 (8-10) Towards rear, some late progress, never a factor, 6th of 10, 6l behind Cultured Pride (8-10) at Goodwood 6f 2yo fll mdn aut (4) gd in Jun.
Truly Magic 8-1 (8-5) Mounted on course, green, always towards rear, pushed along and struggling halfway, 10th of 12, 28l behind Iver Bridge Lad (8-6) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Jun.