Like Clockwork beat FLEUR DE LA VIE over 1m4f at Kempton two runs ago but the runner-up is weighted to gain her revenge today. Ralph Beckett's filly gets the nod as she should also appreciate a first try over this longer trip and can reverse subsequent Salisbury running with Cheviot Quest. Kaiser Wilhelm has plenty of stamina in his pedigree and is also worth a second look while Key Gold is another likely to appreciate the stiffer test of stamina after finding the company too hot at York last time. Totom Chief has claims over this distance and makes his handicap debut off a potentially lenient mark while it would be no surprise to see a much improved showing from Hard Road.
Key Gold 9-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 24l behind Estedaama (9-4) at York 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Quixote 5-1fav (9-6) In touch in mid-division, switched left over 2f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 13, 8l behind Fisher (8-13) at Beverley 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Somemothersdohavem 6-1 (9-0) Held up, headway on outside 4f out, went 3rd inside final 2f, hung right over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong to press for 2nd, never on terms with winner, 3rd of 5, 4l behind Naseem Alyasmeen (9-3) at Folkestone 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) fm in May.
Totom Chief 8-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, soon one pace, faded final furlong, 5th of 13, 14l behind Ballyheigue (8-11) at Kempton 1m 3f mdn auc stks (5) pol in May.
Byron Blue (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Dwelt, in rear, driven over 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on into mid-division final furlong, never near leaders, 6th of 9, 6l behind Quiet Appeal (8-10) at Beverley 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Kaiser Wilhelm (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Towards rear, headway and switched left over 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace, never nearer, 4th of 14, 14l behind Sea Fever (9-6) at Leicester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Like Clockwork 11-2 (8-12) Towards rear, ridden 3f out, kept on, never near leaders, 6th of 9, 8l behind Bridgehampton (8-8) at Leicester 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs in May.
Hard Road 100-1 (8-13) Held up in touch, lost place over 3f out, 6th of 11, 11l behind Fleeting Image (8-1) at Haydock 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gf.
Fleur De La Vie (IRE) 15-2 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 4th of 14, 7l behind Dovils Date (9-4) at Salisbury 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Ctappers 28-1 (9-3) Mid-division, lost place 4f out, well held after, 9th of 14, 30l behind Dovils Date (9-4) at Salisbury 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Cheviot Quest (IRE) 5-1 (8-13) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 6l behind Dovils Date (9-4) at Salisbury 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Single Girl (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden over 4f out, one pace over 1f out, no impression, 5th of 10, 7l behind Courtesy Call (9-5) at Chepstow 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.