The top pair, both progressive four-year-old handicappers, look the ones to focus on but choosing between them isn't easy. Continuum should arguably have greater scope for improvement having only had three outings and has stuck on well the last twice when looking likely to be overhauled. He is apparently not the easiest to deal with but is clearly on the upgrade and SEMEEN is only a narrow preference. A typical Luca Cumani late improver, he despatched Continuum's stable companion Running Deer in authoritative fashion last time and suggested that there is plenty more improvement to come. Forget Me Not Lane has yet to recover some excellent three-year-old form but Chancery, last of 15 at York last time when not staying, is one to note having posted solid form in decent handicap company previously.
Continuum 6-4fav (9-3) Held up, switched left and headway 3f out, went 2nd and edged right from over 2f out, led over 1f out, swished tail, idled inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Salisbury 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun beating Dunhoy (9-1) by nk, 7 ran.
Semeen 10-11fav (9-9) Tracked leaders, driven to challenge over 3f out, led over 1f out, ran on strongly, won at Leicester 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun beating Running Deer (9-4) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.
Zafisio (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) In touch, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 15, 25l behind Roserrow (9-5) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Jun.
English Summer 7-1 (8-10) Held up, ridden over 2f out, no impression over 1f out, last of 7, 7l behind Expert Fighter (9-0) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in May.
The Lock Master (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) In touch, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 13l behind Clowance Estate (9-4) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jun.
Forget Me Not Lane (IRE) 9-2fav (9-6) Prominent, weakened 2f out, 14th of 19, 13l behind Christmas Light (9-2) at York 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Chancery (USA) 10-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, led after 3f, headed over 3f out, soon weakened, last of 15, well behind Well Sharp (9-7) at York 2m hcp 0-90 (3) sft in May.
Flying Power 20-1 (9-0) With leader, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 10, 6l behind Fennell Bay (9-7) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jun.
All Annalena (IRE) 9-1 (9-6) Slowly away in touch in rear, ridden 3f out, went 4th over 1f out, never a factor, 4th of 6, 11l behind Stock Hill Fair (9-7) at Goodwood 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Dancing Primo 25-1 (9-11) Dwelt, always behind, 13th of 17, 14l behind Nanton (10-1) at York 1m 4f ladys hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jun.
Masters Blazing 11-1 (8-9) Always towards rear, last of 7, 13l behind Take Two (8-10) at Warwick 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Apr.