Demonstrative's run behind Showcasing on his penultimate start looks even better now but with Mark Johnston's charge not ideally berthed we side with the progressive LAYLA'S BOY and Poor Prince also makes the shortlist in this maiden. Well drawn the selection has found mild progression in all three starts so far and while he missed a good opportunity last time out when a beaten favourite he may have just bumped into one from a yard on form that day so he's worth another chance. Demonstrative was a winner in his native America and made an average start to life racing in the UK. That race in hindsight is looking hot and having found vast improvements on his second start for his top yard last time he should improve again. The Clive Cox team are going well at the moment and Poor Prince should be in the picture again after holding his encouraging form on his second outing. Banks and Braes was promising on his only run and should improve for the outing but with more experience to call on Layla's Boy gets the nod.
Banks And Braes 13-2 (9-3) Slowly into stride, in rear, pushed along and headway approaching final furlong, kept on, not reached leaders, 3rd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Society Rock (9-3) at Nottingham 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Boycott (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 16th of 17, 24l behind Simenon (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Jul.
Demonstrative (USA) 3-1 (9-3) Prominent, ridden and one pace final 2f, just held on for 3rd, 3rd of 7, 8l behind Atlantis Star (9-3) at Pontefract 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd.
Jimmy The Poacher (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Bumped start, in touch, soon pushed along, some headway over 1f out, kept on, never nearer, 4th of 11, 11l behind Prompter (9-3) at Chester 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd.
Kumbeshwar 33-1 (9-3) Outpaced and always in rear, last of 16, 27l behind Classic Colori (9-3) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Layla's Boy 11-10fav (8-12) In touch, ridden to chase winner well over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 2nd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Giulietta Da Vinci (8-4) at Leicester 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs in Jul.
Mr Corby (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Dwelt, soon in touch, headway over 1f out, kept on steadily under hands and heels riding to take 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 8l behind Quadrille (9-3) at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gs.
Poor Prince 13-2 (9-0) Led, brought field to centre course straight, ridden and headed 1f out, held when lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Stags Leap (9-0) at Goodwood 7f mdn stks (2) sft.
Ransom Note 40-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, always in rear, 11th of 15, 12l behind Elusive Pimpernel (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (2) gd in Jul.