Maidens here regularly attract some of Newmarket's bigger players and this one is no exception. James Fanshawe will be expecting more from Kempton fourth Golden Emerald while Roger Varian's Keeper's Ring ran green on debut. Rectitude was very slowly away at Newmarket at the start of the month and is another with scope but SHAMA'S CROWN looks the one to beat. She was only beaten a length-and-a-half by Pleasant Valley at Doncaster earlier this month and the latter easily won a handicap on Town Moor on Saturday. Labise hasn't raced since on April or on Turf but Rome keeps hammering on the door, though is another switching from the Polytrack. Lu's Buddy looks best of the rest.
Bookmaker 6-1 (9-12) Close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 24l behind Scottish Strand (9-5) at Ffos Las 1m mdn auc stks (6) gs.
Rome 14-1 (9-6) Led, headed over 6f out, stayed handy, ridden to challenge 2f out, stayed on, held towards finish, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 10, 3/4l behind Bombardment (9-0) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Alzarica (IRE) Amadeus Wolf gelding out of Allegorica.
Fly A Kite 66-1 (9-5) Always in rear, last of 13, 25l behind Certificate (9-5) at Windsor 1m 3yo mdn (5) gf in Jun.
Golden Emerald 20-1 (9-5) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not pace of leaders final 100 yards, 4th of 14, 2l behind Unforgiving Minute (9-5) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol.
Guesshowmuchiloveu (IRE) 15-2 (9-5) Steadied start, held up in touch, lost place over 2f out, last of 5, 24l behind Taqneen (9-5) at Thirsk 1m mdn stks (4) sft.
Lu's Buddy (GR) 33-1 (9-4) Led early, tracked leaders, effort when edged left approaching final furlong, chased winner when rider dropped whip just inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Nancy From Nairobi (8-13) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf.
Tsarglas 50-1 (9-5) Dwelt mid-division, ridden when weakened 2f out, 8th of 9, 15l behind Half Way (9-0) at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (5) pol.
Jethou Island 40-1 (9-0) Took keen hold in mid-division, pushed along halfway, green and outpaced over 2f out, plugged on inside final furlong, no threat, 10th of 14, 13l behind Momayyaz (8-7) at Kempton 1m mdn fll (5) pol.
Keeper's Ring (USA) 16-1 (9-0) Mid-division, pushed along 3f out, soon outpaced and lost place, 11th of 14, 17l behind Momayyaz (8-7) at Kempton 1m mdn fll (5) pol.
Labise (IRE) 15-8fav (8-13) Broke well, tracked leaders, effort well over 1f out, stayed on well towards finish, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Cameo Tiara (8-13) at Kempton 1m mdn fll (5) pol in Apr.
Percys Princess 50-1 (9-0) Dwelt, always towards rear, 5th of 8, 10l behind Passing By (9-0) at Lingfield 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Rectitude 8-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, chased leader 3f out until ridden over 1f out, beaten when eased inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 9l behind Cloud Line (9-0) at Newmarket 7f fll mdn stks (5) gf.
Shama's Crown (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) In rear, rapid headway to track winner after 2f, ridden 2f out, no impression final furlong, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Pleasant Valley (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) gf.