A Childs Dream scored over 5f on the Polytrack in May and wasn't disgraced over a longer trip at Ascot last time. She's a leading contender but SMART PAYER is preferred. The latter only won a seller at Catterick last month but did so by 10 lengths and was bought back in by connections. Jo Hughes' charge gets the vote ahead of the more exposed Imshivalla, though Ryan Moore's presence on Autopilot suggests he could prove a threat stepping up in distance.
Smart Payer 11-10fav (8-11) Soon led, made rest, clear over 2f out, edged right inside final furlong, eased towards finish, won at Catterick 7f 2yo sll (6) gf in Jul beating Mr Childrey (8-11) by 10l, 6 ran.
Got To Dance 3-1 (9-0) Close up, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, kept on and always well held, 2nd of 12, 5l behind Musicora (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Jul.
Autopilot 12-1 (9-5) With leader on rail, led 4f out, ridden and headed 1f out, 4th and one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Classic Pursuit (9-5) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
A Childs Dream (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) In rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Sartorialist (8-0) at Ascot 6f 2yo hcp (4) gf in Jul.
Imshivalla (IRE) 11-4 (8-9) Dwelt, in rear, ridden over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 4l behind Sandsman's Girl (9-3) at Musselburgh 7f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
M'lady Ermyn 100-1 (8-9) Dwelt, outpaced in rear, soon beaten, 5th of 6, 11l behind Hiking (8-11) at Lingfield 7f 2yo juv stk (5) gf.
Little Big Man 16-1 (8-2) Tracked leaders, ridden, edged lef and lost place over 1f out, well held final furlong, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Fine Art Fair (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.