Maison Brillet disappointed on his nursery debut at Hamilton last month when a 14 length third and Howard Johnson's colt is hard to back with any confidence after that outing with a safer option looking to be LAYLA'S HERO, who gets the vote over Our Dream Queen. The Barry Hills-trained filly had to work hard to justify odds of 10/11 at Ffos Las last month and she looks a shade high in the weights on a mark of 74 following that effort. Regardless races off the same mark as when well held in a Chepstow nursery last month but she has run better in an auction maiden since then so cannot be discounted. Ed McMahon's Military Call has shown a consistent level of form, including in nurseries and he should do better today back on a faster surface having been slightly below par on good to soft ground at Leicester last time. Wigan Lane has to be considered with Richard Fahey continuing to churn out plenty of winners but she was well held in an Ascot nursery last month and now looks best watched. The vote then goes to Layla's Hero, who was good value for his win in an auction maiden at Hamilton last month prior to a decent effort when chasing home Bluie in a Goodwood nursery last week. He looks the one they all have to beat back on faster ground that should not inconvenience the David Nicholls-trained gelding.
Maison Brillet (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, weakened approaching final furlong, 3rd of 5, 14l behind Colonel Mak (9-2) at Hamilton 6f 2yo hcp (4) gd in Jul.
Dancing Red Devil (IRE) 6-1 (8-12) In rear, ridden before halfway, no extra from 2f out, 5th of 6, 9l behind Arctic (9-1) at Curragh 5f 2yo lst stk hvy in Jul.
Our Dream Queen 10-11fav (8-12) Held up, headway when not clear run 2f out, squeezed through over 1f out, led entering final furlong, ran on well, won at Ffos Las 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Jul beating Going French (9-3) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Military Call 15-8fav (9-1) Held up mid-division, ridden over 2f out, kept on but never going pace to challenge leaders, 5th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Rosedale (7-12) at Leicester 6f 2yo hcp (4) gs in Jul.
Layla's Hero (IRE) 11-4fav (8-4) Mid-division, chased winner over 1f out, no impression, 2nd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Bluie (7-13) at Goodwood 6f 2yo hcp (2) sft.
Wigan Lane 6-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders, every chance over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 7th of 9, 8l behind Soul Heaven (8-8) at Ascot 6f 2yo hcp (4) gf in Jul.
Regardless 10-3 (7-11) Led, raced keenly, hung left and headed 1f out, stayed on, 2nd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Petougg (8-11) at Haydock 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) hvy in Jul.
Rightcar 12-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, one pace final furlong, 4th of 7, 3l behind Mahiki (8-12) at Southwell 5f 2yo hcp (6) fbs in Jul.
Countrywide Ice (IRE) 11-1 (7-12) In rear, ridden halfway, hampered 2f out, ridden and swerved left over 1f out, driven and effort inside final furlong, ran on, 4th of 7, hd behind Duke Of Rainford (7-12) at Haydock 5f 2yo hcp (5) sft in Jul.