It might be worth chancing the unexposed Prince Namid in this modest contest, with Peopleton Brook and Special Gold appealing as the best of the rest. Conjecture is another that should not be underestimated, though. And he is one to monitor carefully in the betting. The former David Loder inmate won well on his debut for his new yard and has a fair chance of making the frame despite being on a 6lb higher mark. Special Gold has done very little wrong in his last three starts and will be a tough one to get past if he is in the same frame of mind today. He is on the same mark as when holding Angleofthenorth at Newcastle and rates as a solid option for each-way backers. Popleton Brook has a bit to find with Special Gold on what they have shown so far. But he is a fair performer at this level and should again run his race. However, Prince Namid is open to far more improvement than the rest and gets the nod here. It is worth bearing in mind that he only had a length to find with the 89-rated Out After Dark at Beverley last month, which is head and shoulders above anything achieved by the rest so far.
Sweet Royale 100-1 (8-8) Chased leaders 3f, 11th of 12, 20l behind Sumora (8-8) at Newbury 5f 2yo lst fll (A) gd in Aug.
Abientot (IRE) 9-2jt-fav (7-11) Chased leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 1 1/2l behind Bond City (9-5) at Newmarket 5f 3yo hcp (2) gf in Jun.
Prince Namid 33-1 (8-1) Towards rear, driven along and headway over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Out After Dark (9-6) at Beverley 5f hcp (3) gf in Jun.
Oceanico Dot Com (IRE) 14-1 (8-4) Mid-division, ridden halfway, weakened final furlong, 9th of 10, 20l behind Tartatartufata (8-9) at Ayr 5f 3yo hcp (4) gs in Jun.
Trim Image 33-1 (8-2) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Tartatartufata (8-9) at Ayr 5f 3yo hcp (4) gs in Jun.
Talcen Gwyn (IRE) 13-2 (8-11) Towards rear, ridden 2f out, ran on strongly towards finish, 4th of 10, 1 1/2l behind Redwood Star (8-4) at Brighton 5f hcp (4) frm in Jun.
Angelofthenorth 10-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden halfway, one pace approaching final furlong, 4th of 10, 5l behind Sentiero Rosso (9-5) at Newcastle 5f 3yo hcp (5) gd in Jun.
Peopleton Brook 3-1jt-fav (8-13) In touch, pushed along halfway, headway and effort over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong to go 2nd close home, 2nd of 8, nk behind Unlimited (8-10) at Carlisle 5f 3yo hcp (5) frm.
Special Gold 9-2 (9-0) Made most until headed entering final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 10, 2l behind Sentiero Rosso (9-5) at Newcastle 5f 3yo hcp (5) gd in Jun.
Conjecture 9-1 (8-11) Made all, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Musselburgh 5f 3yo hcp (5) gd in Apr beating Blades Boy (8-8) by 2l, 9 ran.
Joyeaux 9-2 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon one pace, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Pivotal's Princess (9-11) at Hamilton 5f fll hcp (4) gs in Jun.
Bold Cheverak 14-1 (9-4) Took keen hold in mid-division, ran wide into straight, no danger from 2f out, 9th of 12, 4l behind Crown of Medina (8-10) at Lingfield 6f 3yo hcp (5) pol in Apr.