TELMEYD can continue his upward curve by completing the hat-trick under Steffi Hofer. He's been raised 9lb since scoring at Ripon but has the scope to defy the extra. Newmarket winner Highland Acclaim looks the danger as he's a consistent type and the step up in trip might catch out the filly Umneyati. Deeds Not Words beat Remember and Golden Steps at Newmarket last month but the latter has reversed the form at HQ subsequently. Rufford has his sights lowered and looks the pick of the remainder.
Rufford (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden and lost place over 2f out, 14th of 20, 14l behind See The Sun (8-7) at York 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Jun.
Telmeyd 6-4fav (9-7) Raced wide keen tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, driven out, won at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul beating Lincoln (9-1) by 2l, 5 ran.
Major Crispies 50-1 (9-5) Raced near side, held up and never on terms, 11th of 15, 10l behind Deeds Not Words (8-5) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) sft in Jul.
Remember 13-2 (9-5) Keen led, led over 2f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 11, 6l behind Bragging (8-10) at Newmarket 7f fll hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Deeds Not Words (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Led far side group until ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 8th of 19, 4l behind Fast Track (8-6) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jul.
Highland Acclaim (IRE) 11-2 (9-2) Raced keenly, tracked leaders, driven over 1f out, ridden and ran on well on stands' side rail inside final furlong, led final 50 yards, soon clear, won at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-90 (3) fm beating Diamond Lady (8-12) by 2 3/4l, 8 ran.
Umneyati 20-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, disputing 2nd over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 1 3/4l behind Speed Hawk (9-5) at Bath 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) fm in Jul.
Sir Robert Cheval 5-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, headway when not clearest of runs and switched left inside final 2f, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to threaten, 7th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Brazos (9-7) at Ascot 7f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in May.
No Leaf Clover (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Chased clear leader far side, ridden and closed over 1f out, lost 2nd in group inside final furlong, soon no extra, 8th of 15, 6l behind Deeds Not Words (8-5) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) sft in Jul.
Golden Steps (FR) 8-1 (8-11) Raced stand side held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, 6th of 19, 3 1/2l behind Fast Track (8-6) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jul.
Captain Bob (IRE) 11-4 (9-6) Led, ridden and headed entering final furlong, soon lost place, no extra, 4th of 7, 4l behind Royal Seal (9-2) at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Lincoln (IRE) 11-4 (9-6) Led, ridden inside final furlong, headed towards finish, kept on, 2nd of 5, 3/4l behind Zaraee (9-2) at Newcastle 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Nakuti (IRE) 16-1 (8-2) Raced wide off the pace towards rear, headway on outside over 2f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 7th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Safety Check (9-0) at Goodwood 7f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jul.