Formal Approval, Plectrum and Call Me Max are three against the field in this maiden and the vote is given to Call Me Max. The selection is more exposed than some of these but he wasn't beaten far over a mile at Bath last time behind Wavertree Warrior. This slight drop in trip should suit and he might just be capable of getting his head in front. Plectrum was well-backed but disappointed on his debut at Kempton. He is clearly well-regarded but has plenty to prove today, and it will be interesting to see if there is market confidence behind him once again. Formal Approval was a fair third on her debut behind Namathej and as she hails from the Mark Johnston yard she may once again be popular with punters. However, she didn't look anything special that day and with the drop in trip not sure to suit we will take her on. Dilala is from a top yard and was slowly away on her debut, so she may be capable of better here, but for the winner we will stick with Call Me Max who may be able to make his racecourse experience count.
Plectrum (USA) 11-4fav (9-11) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Coup d'Etat (8-10) at Kempton 7f mdn stk (5) gd in Mar.
Steel Grey Grey Desire gelding out of 6f winner Call Me Lucky.
Gary's Lady Bahamian Bounty filly out of a maiden racemare.
Little Almira Factual mare out of 5f winner Twice In Bundoran.
Lizzie Rocket 50-1 (9-5) In touch, driven along 3f out, ridden 2f out, soon beaten, 7th of 8, 19l behind Bon Bon (8-9) at Beverley 7f mdn fll (5) gf.
Call Me Max 11-4 (9-0) Held up, chased leaders 2f out, effort and every chance over 1f out, not quicken, 5th of 11, 3l behind Wavertree Warrior (9-0) at Bath 1m 3yo mdn aut (6) gf in May.
Confide (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Dwelt and behind, headway 2f out, soon ridden and kept on final furlong, never troubled leaders, 5th of 10, 11l behind Malcheek (9-0) at Thirsk 7f 3yo mdn (5) gf.
Fortune's Fair 33-1 (9-0) Dwelt, always behind, 14th of 15, 37l behind Celticello (9-0) at Ripon 1m 3yo mdn (5) sft in May.
Lankawi 100-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden and headway 2f out, never reached leaders, 9th of 17, 10l behind Industrial Spirit (9-0) at Warwick 1m 3yo mdn (5) gs in Apr.
Noble Future Averti gelding, half-brother to Flat and hurdles winners.
Ross Is Boss 250-1 (8-4) Slowly into stride, always behind, tailed off final 2f, 23rd of 24, well behind Obe Gold (8-3) at Redcar 6f 2yo lst stk (A1) gf in Oct.
Dilala (IRE) 6-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, soon in touch, headway and ridden to press leaders over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 5l behind Simply Sunshine (8-11) at Newbury 7f 3yo mdn fll (5) gs in Apr.
Formal Approval (USA) 7-2 (8-5) Led, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 3rd of 10, 7l behind Namathej (8-5) at Newcastle 1m 1f mdn stk (5) gs in May.
Ingleby Cross 33-1 (8-5) Dwelt and soon mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 8, 16l behind Miss Particular (8-5) at Ripon 1m 2f mdn stk (5) sft in May.