Debating Society looks suited to this sort of trip when narrowly beaten in what looked a decent handicap at Kempton run in a fast time. He's probably got more to offer but so has ACE OF VALHALLA. Sir Henry Cecil's colt was beaten over 3l when runner-up to Rosslyn Castle in a Windsor maiden on his reappearance but that winner is now rated 96 after following up at Chester and the son of Authorized can take this on the way to better things. Whipcrackaway has suffered in the weights after two victories in the spring while Exning Halt has been disappointing so far. It's unusual to find a Luca Cumani entry at the bottom of a handicap and though Maistro has shown nothing to date he makes his handicap debut over this more suitable trip. Little Dutch Girl ran very well at Newbury after badly missing the break and she's no forlorn hope in a tight little handicap.
Debating Society (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Took keen hold, tracked leading pair, went 2nd inside final 4f, switched left over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, one pace and lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind Ruscello (9-11) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Ace Of Valhalla 3-1 (9-3) With leader, led about 7f out, ridden and pressed over 1f out, headed 1f out, no extra, 2nd of 9, 4l behind Rosslyn Castle (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Apr.
Little Dutch Girl 14-1 (8-12) Headway to track leader after 2f, ridden to lead approaching 2f out, headed over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Khione (9-6) at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun.
Whipcrackaway (IRE) 11-2 (9-1) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders entering final furlong, soon hampered and eased, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Incendiary (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Exning Halt 11-8fav (9-2) Held up in last pair off steady pace, headway to 4th over 1f out, closed inside final furlong, never going to get there, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Bold Cuffs (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jun.
Falcon's Reign (FR) 150-1 (8-7) Held up in rear, pushed along and headway over 3f out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 21l behind Poet (9-4) at Newbury 1m 2f Listed stks 3yo (1) hvy.
Sheila's Buddy 20-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden to close 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Scarlet Whispers (9-5) at Windsor 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Maistro (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Dwelt, behind, driven and stayed on into mid-division final furlong, never near leaders, 8th of 14, 16l behind Mawasem (9-3) at Kempton 1m 3yo mdn stks (4) pol in May.