A mark of 77 is usually good enough to land an average maiden race such as this and VEGAS REBEL gets the vote after finding only one too good in a Class 2 handicap at Newmarket. Captain Revelation showed a big improvement at Southwell last time, though that may have been down to the Fibresand surface, while Anonymous John can be given a chance back in maiden company. It's too soon to write off Alakhtal after a poor effort at Nottingham and Heaven's Secret is another to consider.
Alakhtal (IRE) 3-1 (9-5) Hampered start, chased leaders, lost place 2f out, 7th of 9, 24l behind Lieutenant Kaffee (9-5) at Nottingham 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jun.
Anonymous John (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, in touch, headway over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Don Sigfredo (9-5) at Chester 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Captain Revelation 4-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, pressed winner, edged left and every chance inside final furlong, ran on, just held, 2nd of 7, shd behind Ghost Cat (9-5) at Southwell 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) fbs.
Citisonsmith (IRE) Amadeus Wolf gelding out of Ink Pot.
Devilution (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Dwelt, always towards rear, last of 8, 25l behind Space Age (9-5) at Beverley 7f 2yo mdn (5) gs.
Gideon Jukes 11-1 (9-2) Outpaced towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 7th of 9, 21l behind Toocoolforschool (9-5) at Ripon 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Heaven's Secret (IRE) 7-2 (8-13) Prominent, ridden and every chance 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 4l behind Magical Memory (9-2) at Leicester 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jun.
Indian Joe 100-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, mid-division, driven 3f out, weakened final furlong, 12th of 13, 10l behind Misleading (9-0) at Goodwood 6f 2yo mdn (2) gf in Jul.
Out Of Aces Piccolo colt out of Subtle Move.
Vegas Rebel (IRE) 3-1 (8-10) Dwelt, in touch in rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, pressed winner inside final furlong, unable to quicken near finish, 2nd of 6, 2l behind When Will It End (8-10) at Newmarket 7f 2yo hcp (2) gs in Jul.
Shar Shar (IRE) 25-1 (8-6) Slowly into stride, ran green in last trio, headway on wide outside halfway, ridden well over 1f out, every chance well inside final furlong, rider eased up and lost 3rd post, 4th of 12, 3/4l behind Just Marion (8-6) at Windsor 6f 2yo sll (5) gd in Jun.
Solstalla 8-1 (9-0) Midfield, outpaced over 2f out, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 5th of 14, 8l behind Stroll Patrol (9-0) at Leicester 6f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) gf in Jul.