Cottesmore stepped up markedly on his debut when second on the Polytrack last month but Newmarket raiders are expected to dominate this maiden. The once-raced Mutarjim should do better this year and Pulverize has been placed in all four starts so far and is expected to be suited by the step up in distance but we still prefer ACE OF VALHALLA. Also trying a new trip, Sir Henry Cecil's colt went down with all guns blazing behind Sheila's Buddy in a Sandown handicap last time and a repeat of that effort would probably suffice here. Roc De Prince has only found one too good at Doncaster and Hamilton but may need more here.
Chancery (USA) 15-2 (10-7) Mid-division, headway over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 12, 17l behind Shutthefrontdoor (11-2) at Newbury 2m Listed NH flat (1) gs in Feb.
Maska Pony (IRE) 12-1 (9-12) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon no impression, 7th of 10, 19l behind Commend (9-3) at Carlisle 1m 1f mdn stks (5) gd in Jul.
Mr Tallyman 5-1 (11-10) Behind, reminder after 3rd, lost touch and pulled up after 4 out, in a race won by The Lemonpie (10-11) at Uttoxeter 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jul, 11 ran.
Wotsitgotodowithu (IRE) 100-1 (9-7) Dwelt, pushed along towards rear, reminders over 4f out, never dangerous, 7th of 12, 21l behind Quality Pearl (8-9) at Thirsk 1m mdn stks (4) gd.
Ace Of Valhalla 7-2 (9-6) Led, brought field to near side in straight, driven and stayed on final furlong, headed final strides, 2nd of 7, hd behind Sheila's Buddy (9-1) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Jul.
Cottesmore (USA) 8-1 (9-1) Chased leader, pushed along to lead 2f out, ridden and edged right inside final furlong, headed and no extra final 120 yards, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Zenaat (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Jul.
Mutarjim (USA) 9-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, mid-division, weakened 3f out, 8th of 13, 17l behind Rebel Song (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Pulverize (USA) 11-4 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, faded inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Hippy Hippy Shake (8-9) at Salisbury 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gf in Jul.
Red Seal Haafhd gelding out of Seal Indigo.
Roc De Prince 4-1 (9-3) Held up mid-division, chased leaders over 4f out, ridden over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 10, 3l behind Mawaqeet (9-3) at Hamilton 1m 3f mdn stks (5) sft in Jul.