Punters are faced with something of a quandary with the unusual occurrence of there being no Richard Hannon trained juvenile to latch on to and the best alternative may prove to be MARCUS CICERO who is preferred to Baby Dottie although support for Sunraider would be enough to change our mind. The going will be a factor as a soft ground would turn the selection's low draw to his advantage but a quick break may still negate that if the field opt to come down the stand side. Peter Winkworth has his juveniles in good order and there was plenty to like about this one's debut at Chepstow in a race that is working out well. He'll go close. The form of Baby Dottie's polytrack debut has also received several boosts and her pedigree suggests that softer ground will hold no fears; that initial outing should have taught her plenty. The fly in the ointment is Middle Park entry Sunraider as he could turn out to be a cut above these if that entry is anything to go by. He has a soft ground pedigree but is well drawn and had plenty of engagements to choose from. Market support for this colt would be ominous for the rest given that few of the remainder jump off the page. However, for the time being, we'll take Marcus Cicero to come out on top.
Sunraider (IRE) Namid colt out of Doctrine.
Vito Volterra (IRE) Antonius Pius colt out of River Abouali.
Marcus Cicero (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Always prominent, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 1l behind Slice (9-3) at Chepstow 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Tango Master Doyen gelding out of Silver Purse.
Ballachulish 16-1 (9-3) Chased leaders on outer, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 11, 7l behind Final Answer (9-3) at Sandown 5f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jul.
Caldermud (IRE) Chineur colt out of Dalal.
Email Exit (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, behind most of way, 9th of 13, 9l behind Butch And Sundance (9-2) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Jul.
Weliketobouggie 20-1 (9-3) Behind, effort on inside 2f out, driven over 1f out, keeping on one pace when switched right inside final furlong and stayed on, 6th of 10, 8l behind Azizi (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Jul.
Quinner (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Chased winner on outside, hard ridden over 1f out, outpaced by front pair final 1f, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Avongate (9-3) at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gs.
Apostle Of Rome (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, driven and weakened over 2f out, last of 14, 17l behind Emerald Commander (9-3) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Jul.
Kathindi (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Led to 5f out, chased leader, switched left as leader ran wide into straight, one pace after, 3rd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Dubai Miracle (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Jul.
Seeking Stardom Starcraft colt out of Lunar Goddess.
Baby Dottie 18-1 (8-4) Soon chased leaders, ridden to chase winner and hung left over 1f out, no impression, 2nd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Snow Fairy (8-4) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Jul.
Mrs Puff (IRE) 66-1 (8-12) Prominent, raced keenly, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 15l behind Azmeel (9-3) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Jul.
My Sister 66-1 (8-4) Towards rear, kept on steadily from over 1f out, never nearer, 7th of 13, 11l behind Lady Pattern (8-6) at Newbury 6f 2yo fll mdn aut (4) gf in Jun.
Zeloca (IRE) Refuse To Bend filly out of Lily's Girl.