Compton Ashdown scraped home over C&D in November but hasn't been seen since and may need this. Kyllachy Dancer has gone backwards since finishing second over 5f here in April while Ficelle's only win so far came in a seller and she's more exposed than some. Lazeez could be interesting in first-time blinkers, though is proving difficult to predict, so we'll take a chance on the lightly-raced HADRIANS RULE. He cost 37,000gns so connections will be expecting some return on that investment this season and he could be well treated on his handicap and all-weather debut.
Compton Ashdown 5-1 (8-5) Made all, ridden well over 1f out, ran on, just held on, won at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov beating Cone Donkey (8-8) by hd, 7 ran.
Ficelle (IRE) 11-4fav (9-1) Awkward leaving stalls, chased leaders, pushed along halfway, driven and no impression when hung left over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 7l behind Bogini (9-2) at Bath 5f fll hcp (5) gs in Jun.
Samba Night (IRE) 9-1 (9-7) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 15, 2l behind Sarah Berry (8-11) at Yarmouth 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Molly Jones 11-1 (9-1) Reared and slowly away, always behind, eased when no chance final 2f, last of 8, 22l behind Athenian (9-4) at Chepstow 6f fll hcp (5) gs in Jun.
Yes It's The Boy (USA) 33-1 (9-3) Led, ridden when rider dropped whip over 1f out, headed just inside final furlong, pushed out, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Picture Dealer (9-3) at Brighton 6f mdn auc stks (5) sft in Jun.
Kyllachy Dancer 33-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 5th of 14, 8l behind Dancheur (9-4) at Redcar 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Lazeez (USA) 16-1 (9-4) In touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 9l behind The New Black (9-5) at Brighton 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Compton Crofter 100-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 9th of 12, 9l behind Iffraam (9-1) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Jun.
Hadrians Rule (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 10, 10l behind Trail Blaze (9-3) at Catterick 7f 3yo mdn (5) gs in Apr.
Kara's Vision 4-1 (8-6) In rear, ridden halfway, not troubled leaders, 7th of 9, 9l behind Baltic Bomber (8-10) at Redcar 5f mdn hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jun.
Majestic Breeze (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Raced stand side held up, never a factor, 14th of 19, 8l behind Novalist (9-4) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Jun.
Angel Kiss (IRE) 66-1 (8-0) Held up, never on terms, last of 13, 23l behind Double Cee (9-6) at Hamilton 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.