The top three in the handicap all won maiden races last time and look to have this between them. Jockey bookings suggest Sandown winner Downturn is the stable choice ahead of Cricklewood Green but the latter beat a subsequent winner at Salisbury last month and isn't out of this. It's a tough call between the Hannon pair, so NEZAR may prove better value as he also beat a subsequent winner when scoring at Windsor on his introduction and this longer trip looks sure to suit. The remainder have shown nothing like the form of the principals and are hard to fancy as a consequence.
Downturn 5-4fav (9-5) Made all, ridden over 1f out, ran on, won at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jun beating Diapenko (9-5) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Cricklewood Green (USA) 6-1 (9-5) In rear, pushed along halfway, headway and switched left entering final 2f, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Salisbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jun beating Truth Or Dare (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
Nezar (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) In touch, headway over 1f out, ridden to press leader inside final furlong, led close home, won at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul beating Smart Salute (9-5) by hd, 10 ran.
Chance of Romance (IRE) 33-1 (8-6) Led until over 1f out, soon hampered, faded final furlong, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Double Point (9-1) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Jun.
Aristocracy 25-1 (9-5) In touch on outside, headway over 3f out, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 4th of 7, 10l behind Silent Bullet (9-5) at Haydock 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Dovil's Duel (IRE) 16-1 (8-0) Slowly into stride, behind, headway over 1f out, ran on, never reached leaders, 3rd of 8, 3/4l behind Primitorio (8-7) at Lingfield 6f 2yo hcp (5) fm in Jul.
Mildenhall 16-1 (8-10) Tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 13, 10l behind Kendal Mint (8-10) at Newbury 6f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (4) gf in Jun.
Sleepy Joe (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Close up in last place but pushed along, ridden halfway, kept on to go 3rd near finish, not troubled leaders, 3rd of 4, 10l behind Excel's Beauty (9-7) at Leicester 5f 2yo hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Jana 16-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 8l behind Smugglers Gold (9-2) at Windsor 6f 2yo sll (5) gd in Jun.