ANNE OF KIEV really should be good enough to win this maiden but it may be worth taking a chance with Slim Jim Phantom to lower her colours. Human Touch may be best of the rest. James Given has a reasonable record with his runners at this track whilst Tom Queally rides more winners for the yard than anyone else. Slim Jim Phantom is related to a juvenile winner over six furlongs and won't need to be out of the ordinary to make a winning debut. Anne Of Kiev has upwards of 6lbs in hand on official ratings and really should take all the beating. However, she was been turned over at short odds on each of her last three starts and may not be one to rely on at the likely starting price. That said, it's hard to see too many of the others proving dangerous here as most have been exposed as moderate. Human Touch is her closest rival on official ratings but whether the handicapper's assessment of her form in the French provinces proves accurate remains to be seen. That's why we're prepared to take a chance with a newcomer in the shape of Slim Jim Phantom.
Rightcar Dominic 33-1 (9-3) In touch, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 13, 15l behind Cadre (9-3) at Kempton 7f mdn stk (5) pol in Sept.
Slim Jim Phantom Compton Place gelding, half-brother to winning sprinter Cavewarrior.
Titus Gent Tumbleweed Ridge gelding out of Genteel.
Anne of Kiev (IRE) 8-15fav (8-12) Prominent on rail, chased winner over 1f out, making no impression when struck overhead by rider of winner's whip entering final furlong, 2nd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Perfect Silence (8-12) at Folkestone 6f mdn stk (5) gs in Sept.
Firewalker 16-1 (9-3) Mid-division, lost place halfway, soon behind, weakened and eased final furlong, last of 12, 34l behind Revue Princess (9-1) at Newcastle 5f fll hcp (5) gf in May.
Human Touch (8-9) 6th of 10, more than 4l behind Montecarmelo (9-13) at Dax 6f stk gs in Aug.
Promise Of Love 20-1 (9-7) Towards rear for most, some late headway, never a factor, 15th of 29, 14l behind Toasted Special (9-12) at Curragh 6f hcp 0-70 gs in Sept.
Rare Old Bird 100-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, lost place halfway, last of 11, 35l behind Bahamian Kid (9-3) at W'hampton 7f mdn aut stk (6) pol in Sept.
Rathmolyon 9-2 (9-1) Pressed leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra and one pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Heaven (9-5) at Windsor 5f 3yo hcp (5) gf in Jun.
Rightcar Lewis 100-1 (8-8) Slowly away, outpaced, tailed off, last of 9, 41l behind Jeninsky (8-9) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn auc (5) pol.
Rindless Bertolini filly out of Streaky.
Rosies Dawn 33-1 (8-12) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 15, 22l behind Eton Rifles (9-3) at Catterick 7f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gs in Sept.
Socceroo 4-1fav (9-1) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 10th of 15, 7l behind Metal Guru (9-6) at Beverley 5f fll hcp (6) gf in Jun.