UNISON was always going best when scoring in a slightly stronger contest over track and trip earlier this month. He's been raised 5lb for that but the going won't be a problem and he can see off the challenge of Ed Dunlop's three-year-old Taqneen, an easy winner of a soft-ground Thirsk maiden last time when tried in blinkers. Merry Me hasn't raced since winning on the Polytrack in May but Prince Jock is worth a second look as he looks well treated on his old form while Sweet Martoni, Golden Spear and Tides Reach have all been in the winner's enclosure this summer.
Big Baz (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Took keen hold tracking leaders, led 6f out, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened quickly well over 1f out, 11th of 12, 32l behind Ree's Rascal (8-13) at Newbury 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.
Prince Jock (USA) 16-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden in 6th entering straight, 5th 1f out, kept on without threatening to go 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Gone Viral (8-12) at Gowran Park 1m 1f hcp.
Unison (IRE) 5-1 (9-1) Held up, headway 3f out, led over 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Ffos Las 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs beating Khee Society (8-3) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Swift Cedar (IRE) 9-2 (9-6) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance 2f out, faded inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 10l behind Unison (9-1) at Ffos Las 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Sweet Martoni 7-2 (10-0) Led 7f out, ridden and headed 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 6, 4l behind Arrowzone (9-7) at Leicester 1m hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Taqneen (IRE) 10-11fav (9-5) Made all, hard driven over 2f out, edged left inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Thirsk 1m mdn stks (4) sft beating Millkwood (9-12) by 3 1/2l, 5 ran.
Golden Spear 13-2 (9-5) In rear, ridden 3f out, headway entering final furlong, ran on, not reach leaders, 4th of 10, 1l behind Rapid Advance (9-5) at Goodwood 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Merry Me (IRE) 3-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, led entering final furlong, held on well, won at Lingfield 1m fll hcp (5) pol in May beating Starlit Cantata (9-2) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Tides Reach (IRE) 6-5fav (9-7) Tracked leaders on outside, ridden well over 1f out, soon not quicken, kept on same pace inside final furlong, no extra in 5th final 75 yards, 5th of 6, 2 1/2l behind Guaracha (9-0) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Black Dave (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden and struggling over 3f out, 7th of 12, 11l behind Messila Star (9-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.