Four leading stables clash in what, from a trainer perspective, is an above average maiden for the track. Punditry has already had plenty of chances though whilst Response was below par last time after a promising debut. The latter's yard is in cracking form at present however and there's every chance of the Haggas colt recapturing and building upon debut promise. Rocky Ride is best checked in the market, likewise Apparently, who, apparently, looks the Godolphin first choice on jockey bookings. However, that's not always the way to go with the yard and SADIQ is preferred. He may have needed his comeback run when third to Vital Evidence at Sandown when flattening out late on after an eight-month absence and can step up on that performance here.
Apparently New Approach colt out of Illustrious Miss.
Punditry 14-1 (9-5) Close up, ridden to lead over 2f out, headed entering final 2f, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 5l behind Air Of Glory (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jun.
Response 13-8fav (9-2) Close up, ridden 3f out, kept on to go 3rd inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Estifzaaz (9-2) at Haydock 1m mdn stks (5) gd in Jun.
Sadiq 4-1 (9-5) Slowly away in touch in rear, headway on outer approaching 2f out, soon pressed leaders, no impression inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Vital Evidence (9-5) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Rocky Ride (IRE) Rock Of Gibraltar filly out of Sidecar.