Provenance has gone up 6lb since his narrow win over 7f at Sandown but looks a typical Sir Michael Stoute improver and she'll be a valuable commodity when her racing career is over. But LOCKHART also appears a progressive sort and only had to be pushed out to take a Pontefract maiden last month, despite still showing signs of inexperience. He gets 8lb from the Stoute filly and that could make all the difference. Championship has been running well but gets no respite from the handicapper. Stablemate Showpiece is coming down the weights, however, and makes more appeal than Kevin Ryan's pair Lesha and Galvanize.
Championship (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Steadied start, held up in last pair and well off the pace, effort on wide outside and ran on under pressure inside final furlong, no chance, 8th of 13, 4l behind Safety Check (9-0) at Goodwood 7f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jul.
Free Code (IRE) 9-1 (8-12) In rear, pushed along over 4f out, never on terms, last of 7, 40l behind Torchlighter (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Jul.
Provenance 11-4 (9-4) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, kept on to lead post, won at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul beating Mezel (8-9) by shd, 7 ran.
Provident Spirit 6-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Agent Murphy (9-4) at Sandown 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jun.
Lesha (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) In touch, effort to chase leader over 2f out, ridden and one pace when wandered inside final furlong, gradually weakened, 9th of 19, 9l behind Extremity (9-0) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Lockhart (IRE) 13-8 (9-5) Tracked leading pair, effort 2f out, soon challneged, ridden to lead 1f out, stayed on well, won at Pontefract 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Jul beating Hanno (9-5) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.
Galvanize 20-1 (9-0) Tracked leader centre, ridden and one pace over 1f out, no impression with stands' side when weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 9l behind Outback Traveller (9-6) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) fm.
Showpiece 12-1 (8-11) Towards rear of mid-division, driven to chase leaders over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 12th of 19, 11l behind Extremity (9-0) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.