Smart Stat: £23.96 - Ger Lyons' profit to a £1 level stake with debutants
Ger Lyons posts a healthy level-stakes profit with his debutants, highlighting that they are rarely short on fitness or know-how at the first attempt. He is represented in this mile maiden by Bringbackmemories, who is out of an unraced sister to a couple of smart performers.
Smart Stat: 4 - Aidan O'Brien's number of winners in the past ten runnings
Aidan O'Brien has won this four times in the last decade, including with a couple of subsequent classic winners in Qualify and Hermosa. O'Brien's best chance this year is Concert Hall, who produced her best effort yet when a staying-on fourth in the Moyglare Stud Stakes a couple of weeks ago. She will need to improve to reverse the form with Sunset Shiraz but is still relatively unexposed.
Smart Stat: 18% - Roger Charlton's strike rate with handicap debutants
Roger Charlton operates at a respectable 18% strike rate with his handicap debutants and he will be hoping to enhance that record with Nadein, who seemingly has plenty in her favour. Nadein, out of an unraced half-sister to Sheikhzayedroad, is bred to stay well, and it would be little surprise were he to improve markedly for this step up to two miles. He got to within a neck of subsequent Melrose winner Valley Forge in a mile-and-a-half maiden here in July and is potentially well handicapped on that form.