Knight's Parade and Solvanna have both gone close on the Polytrack of late but a handful of these have more scope for improvement. STAR OF MAYFAIR finished fourth over a mile at Haydock last week and breeding suggests he'll appreciate this longer trip more than recent Epsom third Couloir Extreme. Alan Jarvis' colt gets the nod ahead of the handicap debutants Eton Rambler, Countess Lovelace and Platinum Proof in a wide-open contest.
Contradict 6-1 (8-12) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 11l behind Cat O'Mountain (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Aug.
Eton Rambler (USA) 7-2fav (9-3) Tracked winner until ridden over 2f out, kept on, 3rd of 10, 1l behind Divine Angel (8-12) at Windsor 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.
Couloir Extreme (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Keen tracked leader, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Aint Got A Scooby (8-8) at Epsom Downs 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Apr.
Classic Art 25-1 (9-3) Slow into stride, outpaced and behind, 10th of 12, 11l behind Hoarding (9-7) at Lingfield 7f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.
Star Of Mayfair (USA) 14-1 (8-7) In rear, headway over 1f out, edged left and stayed on towards finish, not reach leaders, 4th of 13, 3l behind Danat Al Atheer (9-5) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
Countess Lovelace 4-1 (7-13) Tracked leaders, driven inside final 2f, kept on same pace final furlong, no impression with leading trio, 4th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Gabrial's Wawa (8-9) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Solvanna 6-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, led, just over 1f out, pressed inside final furlong, headed post, 2nd of 6, shd behind Silver Fawn (8-9) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Platinum Proof (USA) 25-1 (9-3) Led, headed over 7f out, led again over 3f out, ridden and headed entering final 2f, kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 2l behind Magika (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Fair Comment 12-1 (9-0) Tracked leading pair, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 9, 8l behind Ice Pie (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Dec.
Halling's Wish 50-1 (9-3) Behind, some late headway, never nearer, 7th of 11, 4l behind Lion Beacon (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec.
Jan De Heem 10-1 (9-5) Led early, chased leader, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 5, 11l behind Woodstock (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Apr.
Knight's Parade (IRE) 5-1 (9-6) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, went 2nd over 1f out, carried right inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Chocolate Block (8-11) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Burma Days (USA) 100-1 (9-3) Chased leaders on outside, driven and lost place over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 10, 16l behind Melvin The Grate (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.