Armiger has shown bits of form in maidens and he could figure, while Silvas Romana disappointed at Chester last time but that may have come too soon after her victory at the same track. Worth gets first-time blinkers after a modest handicap debut at Leicester and may do better here, but Emma Jean has plenty to find despite her recent second at Bath. KING'S CIEL's fourth at Salisbury in June looks the best piece of form on offer and George Baker's charge gets the speculative vote on his handicap bow.
King's Ciel 5-2 (9-0) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 5l behind Chandigarh (8-7) at Bath 6f 2yo mdn aut (6) gd in Jul.
Armiger 2-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed over 3f out, outpaced and short of room over 1f out, rallied towards finish, 6th of 10, 6l behind Sinai (8-12) at Catterick 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jun.
Balm 7-2 (9-6) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, weakened soon after, 5th of 7, 5l behind Fanrouge (9-6) at Bath 5f 2yo hcp (5) fm in Jul.
Silvas Romana (IRE) 7-2 (7-12) Prominent, under pressure over 1f out, soon weakened, 5th of 7, 6l behind Bling King (9-9) at Chester 6f 2yo hcp (4) gf in Jul.
Worth 10-3 (8-13) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 5l behind Red Mischief (8-12) at Leicester 6f 2yo hcp (6) gf in Jul.
Emma Jean (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on to take 2nd close home, 2nd of 5, 4 1/2l behind Mary Fildes (8-11) at Bath 6f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (6) gd in Jul.
High Five Prince (IRE) 100-1 (8-12) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 17, 16l behind Jubilance (8-12) at Leicester 7f 2yo mdn aut (6) gd in Jul.
J Cunningham 25-1 (8-1) Tracked leaders, ridden halfway, edged right over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 7l behind Courtland King (8-11) at Leicester 5f 2yo sll (6) gf in Jul.