The Mick Channon yard won this race last year and the trainer has a realistic chance of following up with Strictly Silca. The Danehill Dancer filly finished second in the Winkfield Stakes at Ascot and looks sure to be involved again. Intrepid kept on stoutly on debut over C&D and finished just ahead of Senator Bong. Both appear capable of winning a race but we prefer to stick with the more experienced ZANETTO. Andrew Balding's colt was disappointing in a nursery at Goodwood but enough was thought of him to take a tilt at the Chesham Stakes, and he should appreciate a drop in trip. Noble Deed is a half-brother to a juvenile scorer over five furlongs so any money for the William Haggas debutant should not be ignored. Inka Surprise was a beaten favourite on debut in April and Ralph Beckett's colt makes an overdue return.
Dumbarton Rock Kyllachy colt out of Ellablue.
Inka Surprise (IRE) 4-1fav (9-3) Towards rear, effort approaching final furlong, weakened towards finish, 8th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Englishman (9-3) at Newbury 5f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Apr.
Intrepid (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Dwelt, in touch, switched right over 2f out, effort when hung right over 1f out, ran on strongly inside final furlong, never reached winner, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Chief Inspector (9-3) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf.
Noble Deed Kyllachy colt out of Noble One.
Senator Bong 33-1 (9-3) Bumped start, pulled hard and prominent, ridden to challenge over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra close home, 3rd of 12, 2l behind Chief Inspector (9-3) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf.
Shamaheart (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Outpaced towards rear, headway centre approaching final 2f, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 10, 4l behind I'm Back (9-3) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
The Obvious Choice 40-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 7th of 10, 12l behind Rocky Ground (9-3) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jun.
Zanetto 12-1 (8-9) Towards rear, moderate late headway, never a factor, 8th of 13, 6l behind Aussie Reigns (7-10) at Goodwood 7f 2yo hcp (2) gd.
Coincidently Acclamation filly out of Miss Chaussini.
Strictly Silca 9-4fav (9-0) Chased leaders, driven and every chance over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Everleigh (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo stks (4) gf.