It's difficult to make a strong case for any of these. BARISTA went close on fast ground at Leicester recently but his fourth in soft going at Newmarket at the end of last season was a better effort and he can come out best with a repeat. Polytrack winner Royal Selection has yet to encounter slow ground though she went close when third over C&D last month while Norlander is unexposed and steadily improving. Swift Act and Nezami have the past form to figure but the remainder make no appeal.
Billion Dollar Kid 40-1 (8-9) In touch, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 14, 8l behind Prodigality (9-5) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Barista (IRE) 11-4fav (8-11) In touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 2nd close home, not reach winner, 2nd of 8, nk behind Tooley Woods (8-5) at Leicester 7f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) gf.
Nezami (IRE) 28-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, ridden 4f out, headway over 3f out, no impression from 2f out, 7th of 11, 8l behind Aerodynamic (9-13) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Swift Act 40-1 (9-2) Held up in mid-division, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 7th of 13, 7l behind Silver Lace (9-1) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Beauchamp Zorro 6-1 (9-1) Took keen hold, chased leading trio, headway on outside 2f out, went 2nd inside final 2f, ridden and hung right over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 9l behind Hip Hip Hooray (9-2) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Royal Selection (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden and held over 1f out, lost 2nd in closing stages, 3rd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Shes Rosie (9-5) at Chepstow 7f fll hcp (5) fm in Jul.
Geeaitch 125-1 (9-3) Always behind, never on terms, 11th of 14, 10l behind Coco Rouge (9-7) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Jul.
Rapid Water 5-1 (9-1) Mid-division, ridden halfway, never near leaders, 7th of 12, 9l behind Decimate (9-6) at Southwell 7f hcp (6) fbs.
Norlander 9-1 (8-7) Steadied start, held up in rear, headway on outside over 1f out, went modest 4th in closing stages, never involved, 4th of 8, 3l behind Saratoga Slew (8-13) at Kempton 7f 3yo flls hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Rafella (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 10l behind Saharia (9-11) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Pose (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon weakened, 10th of 13, 8l behind My Own Way Home (9-9) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Cheers Big Ears (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Pulled hard, pressed winner until over 3f out, soon lost place under pressure, 6th of 7, 15l behind Tanforan (9-2) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-55 (6) sft.
Trio Of Trix 200-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, always behind, last of 13, 25l behind Border Legend (9-3) at Windsor 1m 3yo mdn (5) sft in Jun.