The form of Aye Aye Digby's Goodwood run may have been boosted by Pha Mai Blue in the opener, however Dubai Samurai brings arguably the best form into the race and he gets the vote ahead of Charmel's Lad. The selection came on significantly for his debut run when fourth last time out at Ascot in a better race than this. That was on good to soft so he shouldn't mind any rain and with Frankie Dettori an eye-catching jockey booking, a big run is expected. The betting should provide any clues regarding the chances of the newcomers, the most interesting of which appears to be Charmel's Lad. A 30,000 guineas son of Compton Place, the stable had a well-backed debutante winner earlier this week and are in good form. Dauberval, Palmerin and Agglestone Rock should all come on for their debut efforts, however of more interest may be Belle Bellino. She shapes as if this step up in trip will suit and assuming that she continues to progress with each race, then she has place claims at least. However we are happy to return to the progressive Dubai Samurai as the nomination.
Dubai Samurai 66-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden and not quicken 2f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 2 1/2l behind City Leader (9-3) at Ascot 7f 2yo mdn (3) gs in Jul.
Palmerin 25-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, no progress, 13th of 18, 6l behind Latin Lad (9-0) at Goodwood 7f 2yo mdn (2) gf.
Wabbraan (USA) Aldebaran colt out of winning sprinter Madame Modjeska.
Banjo Bandit (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) In touch until lost place 4f out, last of 13, 17l behind Flawed Genius (9-3) at Salisbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jul.
Charmel's Lad Compton Place colt out of 1m2f winner Fittonia.
Dauberval (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden and effort over 2f out, no progress, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 9l behind Legal Eagle (9-3) at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) hvy in Jul.
Aye Aye Digby (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, no progress, 10th of 18, 5l behind Latin Lad (9-0) at Goodwood 7f 2yo mdn (2) gf.
Belle Bellino (FR) 9-1 (9-0) Behind, pushed along halfway, moderate headway final furlong, 9th of 13, 11l behind Gone Fast (9-0) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn fll (4) gs in Jul.
Looter (FR) Red Ransom colt, half-brother to winning hurdler Jaildy.
Agglestone Rock 33-1 (8-2) Started slowly in rear, kept on final furlong, never dangerous, 8th of 11, 10l behind Semah Harold (8-9) at W'hampton 7f 2yo mdn auc (5) pol in Jul.
Mio Fiore Bertolini filly out of winning miler Queenie.
Oronsay 25-1 (8-6) Slowly into stride, always behind, last of 13, well behind Hansinger (9-2) at Nottingham 6f 2yo mdn auc (5) sft in Jul.
Stellar Rose (USA) Royal Academy filly, half-sister to several winners from 5f-1m.
Richcar (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, behind, some late headway, 9th of 13, 12l behind Atlantic Sport (9-0) at Ascot 6f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Jul.