LANDOFTHEFOURONES is our selection with Monaco and Awesome Surprise on the shortlist. David Lanigan's season has been a pretty fair one and while the bird had flown last time out at Pontefract, he showed enough to suggest that there is a modest maiden within his compass. Monaco is a half-brother to a German listed performer over seven furlongs. There is plenty of encouragement on the dam side to suggest that this trip will not be an issue. Awesome Surprise like many of her trainer's maidens was overbet last time out. That said, the winner had shaped well at Pontefract previously so initial crabbing of the form could well prove wide of the mark. Monetary Fund was due to run at Epsom on Wednesday so his participation may be in some doubt. Ulzana is a half-brother to the sprinter Eton Rifles and has already had the unkindest cut of all. Elements sets the benchmark for the purposes of the handicapper. Luisa Tetrazzini was tailed off at Leicester on debut. The fact that we haven't seen her for so long suggests that it has taken time for her to get over what was probably an unfortunate experience. Realistically not too many of this lot can be considered though Landofthefourones will set a stiff standard for them all to surpass.
Duchess Of Alba 100-1 (8-11) Tracked leader, weakened well over 2f out, last of 9, 45l behind Stoic (9-3) at Newmarket 1m mdn stks (4) gd in Aug.
Fairplaytomyself 50-1 (9-0) Slowly away, some headway when ran wide into straight, never a factor, 9th of 15, 19l behind Mathaaq (9-3) at Warwick 1m 3f mdn stks (5) gd in Aug.
Elevate Bobbob 50-1 (8-5) Mid-division, ridden halfway, weakened 3f out, last of 9, 42l behind Clippity Clop (8-9) at Southwell 1m mdn stks (5) fbs in Mar.
Hohrod 100-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 11, 15l behind Poyle Meg (8-5) at Nottingham 1m 3yo mdn (5) gd in Aug.
Landofthefourones (USA) 9-2 (9-1) In touch, ridden over 2f out, kept on under pressure to take 2nd post, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 7l behind Life's Challenge (8-10) at Pontefract 1m mdn stks (4) gf in Aug.
Monaco (GER) Monsun colt out of Miss Holsten.
Monetary Fund (USA) 15-8 (9-3) Keen, tracked leaders, chased leader over 3f out, led over 1f out, ridden clear, won at Epsom Downs 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gf beating Alqaffay (9-10) by 6l, 5 ran.
Ulzana (IRE) High Chaparral gelding out of Maritsa.
Vin de Rose 100-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, soon in touch racing keenly, dropped out over 2f out, last of 8, 31l behind Sixties Swinger (9-5) at Yarmouth 1m 2f 3yo clm (6) gf in Aug.
Awesome Surprise (USA) 5-6fav (8-12) Tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, soon ridden, effort when hampered and switched right 1f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Dance Card (9-3) at Newcastle 7f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Aug.
Denices Desert Green Desert filly out of Denice.
Elements (IRE) 80-1 (8-12) Towards rear, ridden and one pace final 2f, 7th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Lyric Art (8-12) at Catterick 7f mdn stks 0-60 (6) sft.
Luisa Tetrazzini (IRE) 5-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, outpaced, 14th of 15, 25l behind Aegean Shadow (8-5) at Leicester 6f mdn stks (5) gs in Jul.