Penitent is an interesting runner on his handicap debut however he is up against some battle-hardened rivals and preference is for WAJAHA who should find this company less taxing than at Royal Ascot last time out. A winner over a mile here in April, John Gosden's filly was then stepped up in grade to contest the Nell Gwynn and the Sandringham handicap. Neither performances were covered in glory so connections have dropped her back into handicap grade and off this new mark of 90 she should be able to handle herself. Son Of The Cat was a ready winner last time out for Daryll Holland but the feeling is that the race fell into his lap there and this will be tougher, as it will for Penitent who was a good Newmarket maiden winner when last seen but the runner-up has since been turned over at odds-on and there are doubts about the merit of the form. Khor Dubai drops in class, Agente Parmigiano has talent but goes without the cheek-pieces tried last time, whilst Mac's Power runs this course well but tends to be given too much to do from the back. Don't rule out Feeling Fab who looks very attractively handicapped, however it is Wajaha who is given the nod.
Khor Dubai (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Held up in mid-division, headway when not clear run briefly, switched left over 2f out, weakened final 1f, 9th of 12, 6l behind Suruor (8-12) at Goodwood 7f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gs in Jul.
Agente Parmigiano (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Keen early, mid-division, effort over 2f out, never on terms, 5th of 10, 8l behind Secret Society (9-5) at Ascot 7f 3yo hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Son of The Cat (USA) 6-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, chased leaders, headway halfway, led on bit 2f out, edged right pushed clear, won at Lingfield 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) std beating Kingswinford (8-10) by 5l, 4 ran.
Wajaha (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Held up, effort 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 18th of 19, 34l behind Moneycantbuymelove (8-11) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo fll lst hcp (1) gf in Jun.
Mishrif (USA) 20-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, ridden and headed well over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 8l behind Tiger Reigns (8-12) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Penitent 11-8fav (9-3) Slowly away, held up in rear, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, led approaching final furlong, ran on well, won at Newmarket 7f 3yo mdn (4) gd in Jul beating Truly Asia (9-3) by 2 3/4l, 12 ran.
Feeling Fab (FR) 33-1 (8-9) Steadied start, held up mid-division, headway over 3f out, every chance 2f out, soon edged left and weakened, 7th of 10, 9l behind Secret Society (9-5) at Ascot 7f 3yo hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Mac's Power (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, switched inside 2f out, quickened and headway to lead over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, headed and no extra towards finish, 3rd of 7, 1l behind Audemar (9-4) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol.