Stoute's Switched on for a victory.
The three-year-old has yet to get his head in front in five starts and possibly raised suspicion about his ability over a mile when edged out over this course and distance earlier this month.
He went down by just a head to Queen Of Cash to make amends for a disappointing performance on soft ground at Yarmouth previously.
Tried over seven furlongs and a mile by Sir Michael Stoute, the Medicean gelding may well be better at the shorter distance but, from the bottom of the weights here, he could just shade it.
Always Like This makes a belated seasonal bow in the betdaq.com Exchange Price Multiples Maiden Stakes and can make up for lost time.
Owned by Joey Barton, the Cape Cross filly was second in a fillies' maiden at Wolverhampton last December but the slow track did not look to be in her favour there.
Marco Botti has had to exercise plenty of patience with this filly but Always Like This can repay that faith.
Midnight Rider can shrug off a 3lb rise in the weights to land the JustBookies.com Handicap at Folkestone.
Chris Wall's runner finally came good at the eighth attempt when benefiting from a canny ride to beat Whiskey Junction at Yarmouth on easy ground.
Not out of the first four in his seven previous starts, Midnight Rider has shown he can handle a quicker surface too and must be on the shortlist.
Protaras can notch a first career success in the Claim Your Bonuses At JustBookies.com Maiden Stakes.
TOMORROW'S TOP TIPS BATH: 2.30 Dream Of Fortune, 3.00 Captain Oats, 3.30 Shout For Joy, 4.00 Dubawi Dancer, 4.30 Madame Kintyre, 5.00 Sermons Mount, 5.30 Flaxen Lake.
CARLISLE: 5.05 Duke Of Firenze, 5.35 Inca Blue, 6.05 Ingenti, 6.35 Tamareen, 7.05 Botham, 7.35 Royal Bonsai. FOLKESTONE: 2.20 Edgware Road, 2.50 Red Hearts, 3.20 Passing Stranger, 3.50 Midnight Rider, 4.20 Red Current, 4.50 Protaras.
HEREFORD: 2.10 Oasis Knight, 2.40 Behest, 3.10 Argaum, 3.40 Vertige Dore, 4.10 Tigger, 4.40 Waldsee, 5.10 Hold The Fort.
KEMPTON: 5.50 Sit Tight, 6.20 Chilledtothebone, 6.50 La Bocca, 7.20 Always Like This, 7.50 Spunky, 8.20 SWITCHBACK (NAP), 8.50 High Note.
Double: Switchback and Madame Kintyre.