Smart Stat: 36% - Joe Fanning's strike rate on favourites
Camile made the perfect start for Iain Jardine when winning a handicap hurdle at Ayr earlier this month and, though she was rather fortunate on the day, in second place when left in front at the last, the fact she was going close despite the run of the race being against her was encouraging. She was headed on the run-in but showed a good attitude to get back on top in the final 50 yards, and she looks attractively handicapped returned to the Flat now. The booking of Joe Fanning is another positive given his record at the track.
Smart Stat: £59.00 - James Bethell's profit to a £1 level stake with debutants
This doesn’t look the strongest race of its type, the ones with experience not setting an exacting standard, so it could pay to side with one of the newcomers, with Conaglen making the most appeal. He cost 30,000 guineas as a yearling, and is a half-brother to Alpine Dream (2-y-o 6f winner, by Dream Ahead) and 7f-1¼m winner Infamous Lawman (by Lawman), so makes appeal on pedigree. Trainer James Bethell has a good record with newcomers, too, so a big run is expected under Paul Hanagan.
Smart Stat: £45.18 - Robert Cowell's profit to a £1 level stake with horses running after a break
Visionary has a good record on the all-weather, and wasn’t seen to best effect when last seen over this C&D in June. He raced freely in the rear under an inexperienced claimer, making just a brief effort over a furlong out but making little impact after. On the pick of his form, he doesn’t look badly treated from an official mark of 96, and that was just his second start in a handicap too, so he is worth another chance. Trainer Robert Cowell is in good form, and has a good record with his runners returning from a break, so Visionary has enough in his favour with Luke Morris also back in the saddle.