SLEEP WALK remains unbeaten and is worth sticking with. She had plenty more left in the tank when winning on her handicap debut by only a neck under a well-timed ride from Martin Harley and can defy a penalty. Both Souville and Nova Champ won their penultimate starts and drop back down in class for this while Dinneratmidnight won well enough at Lingfield to suggest he can figure again off a 5lb higher mark. Course and distance winner Furas is the least exposed and may prove best of the remainder.
Dinneratmidnight 3-1 (9-6) Tracked leader 2f, tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, led approaching final furlong, ran on, won at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jul beating Al's Memory (9-1) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Dubawi Fun 25-1 (8-5) Led until over 3f out, soon lost place, last of 11, 13l behind Tenor (9-6) at Lingfield 1m stks 0-90 (3) pol in Jul.
Furas (IRE) 9-4fav (9-4) Tracked leaders, lost place 5f out, well beaten over 2f out, 8th of 9, 13l behind Buckstay (9-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jun.
Willy Brennan (IRE) 12-1 (8-0) Led, ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 5l behind Wee Jean (8-2) at Goodwood 7f 3yo hcp (2) sft in May.
Souville 9-2 (8-10) Close up, effort over 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 10, 7l behind Athenian (9-9) at Newmarket 6f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Meritocracy (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Soon led, headed over 2f out, soon rallied, weakened final furlong, 7th of 10, 6l behind Fyrecracker (8-13) at Ascot 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Nova Champ (IRE) 25-1 (8-0) Raced stand side always towards rear, weakened over 1f out, 18th of 19, 19l behind Fast Track (8-6) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jul.
Drive On (IRE) 11-4fav (9-6) Keen tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, effort on inside over 1f out, soon every chance, faded towards finish, 6th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Dinneratmidnight (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jul.
Taquka (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 14l behind Meadway (9-1) at York 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Sleep Walk 4-5fav (9-2) Took keen hold, held up behind, smooth headway over 1f out, went 2nd and shaken up inside final furlong, pushed into narrow lead near finish, cheekily, won at Leicester 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul beating Castorienta (9-6) by nk, 10 ran.
Dynamo Walt (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Held up in last trio, headway on inside over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, one pace final into 3rd close home, 3rd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Classic Pursuit (9-3) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Jul.