Majeed won his maiden here and has claims on his latest third at Goodwood. He's preferred to Portmonarch who has come up short in a couple of lower grade handicaps of late while Paddy's Saltantes will have come on for a recent pipe-opener on Turf. Alwilda was unfancied for her reappearance at Kempton but much better is expected today though the vote goes to BANTAM. The latter made steady progress in three starts in maidens and a winning handicap debut looks on the cards as she steps up in trip.
Majeed 9-4 (9-3) Towards rear, pushed along over 4f out, headway over 2f out, no impression final furlong, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Royal Signaller (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
King Muro 7-1 (8-9) Led over 7f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, edged left over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 8, 12l behind Goodwood Mirage (9-1) at Goodwood 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jun.
Revise (IRE) 40-1 (9-5) In touch in 5th on inside, pushed along and not quicken over 2f out, no further progress, 7th of 12, 8l behind Space Ship (9-5) at Chester 1m 2f 3yo mdn (3) gf in May.
Portmonarch (IRE) 2-1fav (9-7) Led after 2f, ridden and pressed 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 6, 1l behind Grendisar (9-6) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in May.
Bantam (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, held up rear of mid-division, steady headway over 3f out, switched right and chased leaders over 2f out, stayed on to 2nd final 100 yards, no impression on winner, 2nd of 13, 3l behind Cushion (9-0) at Newbury 1m 2f mdn fll stks (4) gd in Jun.
Alwilda 12-1 (8-11) Held up in last pair in steadily run race, ridden and outpaced when hung right 2f out, stayed on to 4th inside final furlong, no impression when hung right again final 100 yards, 4th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Interior Minister (9-3) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jun.
Paddy's Saltantes (IRE) 17-2 (9-3) Held up in last pair, weakened quickly over 4f out, tailed off, last of 6, well behind Poetic Verse (9-3) at Windsor 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Strategic Strike (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Prominent, led 8f out, ridden and headed 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 9, 20l behind Couloir Extreme (9-8) at Windsor 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Getaway Car 14-1 (8-6) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, headway 6f out to chase leaders, pushed along over 3f out, outpaced over 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 6, 10l behind Arbaah (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 5f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.