ZAEEM couldn't live with The Nile at Lingfield last time which is not surprising given the latter is now rated 20lb higher. The consistent Godolphin colt can at last open his account by landing this on his handicap debut. Daunt beat lesser opposition in a claimer last month and will find this tougher and likewise Yarmouth plating winner Final Delivery. Good Luck Charm makes more appeal on his second at Windsor and the lightly-raced Mick Channon runners Essell and Good Of Luck are not easily dismissed on their first start in a handicap.
Good of Luck 33-1 (8-11) Held up, came stand side over 7f out, tracked leaders, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 24l behind Handsome Man (8-9) at Newmarket 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May.
Zaeem 3-1 (9-3) Led over 1f, pressed winner until ridden 2f out, beaten when hung left under pressure over 1f out, held on for 2nd, 2nd of 11, 11l behind The Nile (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 3yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in May.
Daunt (IRE) 6-5fav (9-3) Took keen hold, tracked leaders on inside, travelling well in 2nd over 1f out, led inside final furlong, soon pushed clear, won at Salisbury 7f 3yo clm (5) gd in May beating Marah Music (8-9) by 2 3/4l, 7 ran.
Final Delivery 4-9fav (9-2) In touch in rear, headway to 3rd over 4f out, ridden to challenge from over 2f out, led narrowly over 1f out, edged left and driven out inside final furlong, won at Yarmouth 1m 2f 3yo app sll (6) gs in Apr beating Imperial Stargazer (8-13) by 1 3/4l, 5 ran.
Good Luck Charm 14-1 (9-0) Chased leading pair, went 2nd over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 13, 2 3/4l behind Philipstown (9-0) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Essell 66-1 (8-12) In touch, effort over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 13, 6l behind Border Legend (9-3) at Windsor 1m 3yo mdn (5) sft.
One More Roman (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Always towards rear, 9th of 13, 8l behind Delft (9-7) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in May.
Diamond Marks (IRE) 9-2 (8-12) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, no chance with leading pair, 3rd of 9, 9l behind Dark Ages (8-12) at Lingfield 6f 3yo sell stks (6) pol.
Zuzu Angel (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) Soon behind, never on terms, 10th of 16, 8l behind Esprit Danseur (9-6) at Brighton 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.