Both Chill and Deny are unexposed types making their handicap debuts and must be noted in the betting after long absences. Majestic Dream progressed in his first season and ran well enough in a much tougher handicap at York last time to be considered for this while Local Singer was staying on at the end of Kempton's 6f on his return and will enjoy the longer trip. Silverware made all over a mile at Bath so the shorter distance should prove no problem but this can go to GREAT ACCLAIM, who won his maiden nicely at Leicester despite still looking inexperienced and doesn't look on a bad mark for his first start in a handicap.
Colorado Gold 20-1 (9-4) Chased leader, every chance 2f out, soon ridden and weakened final furlong, 6th of 11, 6l behind Pearl Arch (8-10) at Kempton 7f 2yo hcp (2) pol in Oct.
Majestic Dream (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon every chance, kept on one pace, 4th of 14, 5l behind Common Touch (9-0) at York 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May.
Local Singer (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, soon headway to chase leaders, eased towards finish and lost 3rd place, 4th of 11, 3l behind Instance (8-12) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in May.
Great Acclaim 11-4 (8-12) Chased leading pair, led 2f out, hung right inside final furlong, stayed on, readily, won at Leicester 7f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Apr beating Hitman Hatton (9-11) by 2l, 6 ran.
Silverware (USA) 9-2 (9-0) Made all, keen early, steadied pace halfway, ridden and quickened 2f out, ran on, won at Bath 1m 3yo stk 0-75 (5) fm in Apr beating Sahafh (9-0) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.
Serena's Pride 9-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 9l behind Bassett Road (8-11) at Haydock 6f 3yo stk 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Chill (IRE) 15-8fav (9-3) Held up, outpaced halfway, headway to chase leading pair over 1f out, switched left entering final furlong, ridden and ran on to lead post, won at Warwick 6f 2yo mdn (5) hvy in Oct beating Ceffyl Gwell (9-3) by nk, 7 ran.
Cocohatchee 10-1 (8-6) Took keen hold, chased leaders, ridden and hung left 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 11, 4l behind Vanguard Dream (9-7) at Newbury 7f 2yo hcp (2) sft in Oct.
Royal Opera 8-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, ridden and lost place 2f out, weakening when not much room 1f out, last of 5, 8l behind Malice Or Mischief (9-2) at Chepstow 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Deny 10-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, took keen hold and raced wide in mid division, pushed along in last pair 3f out, no progress soon after, 6th of 10, 10l behind Splash Point (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (4) pol in Oct.
May's Boy 8-1 (8-9) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 15l behind Lightning Cloud (9-2) at Leicester 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.