Singapore Lilly, who ran well in a Goodwood nursery last time, looks the pick of Mick Channon's two runners in this event ahead of Silly Billy but she may again have to settle for minor honours behind SCREEN PRINT. Michael Bell's son of Shamardal stepped up from his debut effort at Yarmouth when the narrow winner of an Epsom maiden last month and he looks well treated for his debut in this grade off a mark of 71. Mahmood Al Zarooni's Greek Islands has found one too good in each of his last four starts, latterly on his nursery debut when narrowly beaten by Byrony and he has to be respected but a 6lb rise since that run looks harsh. Tom Dascombe's Fabiello and Ed Vaughan's Ransom Request both look to be going the right way and are others worthy of consideration.
Greek Islands (IRE) 7-4fav (9-7) Led after 1f, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Byrony (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo hcp (5) pol in Jul.
Singapore Lilly (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Steadied start, held up towards rear, hampered just over 5f out, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd inside final furlong, no impression on leading duo, 3rd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Royal Exchange (9-5) at Goodwood 7f 2yo hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Miss Clairton 11-4fav (9-3) Led, quickened 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 5th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Dozy Joe (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Fabiello 11-2 (8-9) Chased leader, ridden over 2f out, led over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Haydock 1m 2yo mdn aut (5) gs beating Residence And Spa (8-11) by 3l, 8 ran.
Ransom Request 11-2 (8-1) Hampered start, mid-division, not much room 3f out, ridden and headway over 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Toms River Tess (8-8) at Doncaster 7f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (4) gf in Jul.
Screenprint 11-1 (9-3) Made most, ridden 2f out, edged right then left inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Epsom Downs 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Jul beating Pigeon Hollow (9-3) by ns, 8 ran.
Shaabek (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, no impression over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 13, 15l behind Shropshire (9-3) at Haydock 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jul.
Silly Billy (IRE) 10-1 (8-7) Pulled hard, chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 6, 12l behind Byrony (9-4) at Newmarket 7f 2yo hcp (4) gf in Jul.