CONTINUUM completed a double at Haydock and Salisbury only to run into a well-handicapped sort in Chancery on his return to the Lancashire track. The winner followed up at York and Lady Cecil's charge can return to winning ways. Statutory will provide stiff opposition judged on a fine placed effort behind Royal Skies at Ascot, which was only his fourth start. Masquerading looked to be feeling the fast ground at Doncaster last month and could do with some rain but Sunny Future certainly won't have a problem with either the ground or trip and still looks reasonably treated despite winning three of his last four.
Continuum 2-1 (9-7) In touch, headway over 2f out, ridden to press winner entering final furlong, kept on but not pace of winner, 2nd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Chancery (8-12) at Haydock 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Uriah Heep (FR) 13-2 (9-1) In touch, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 7th of 8, 10l behind Rawaki (9-1) at Yarmouth 1m 3f hcp 0-90 (3) hvy in Oct.
Sir Bedivere (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Led, headed over 3f out, kept on and every chance inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 8, 2l behind Astra Hall (8-10) at Ffos Las 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Poyle Thomas 11-10fav (9-7) Took keen hold, held up tracking leaders, pushed along 3f out, driven and headway on outer 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul beating Kittens (8-13) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Masquerading 7-2 (9-0) With leaders on outer, headway to challenge over 2f out, led 2f out, headed over 1f out, lost 2nd place close home, 3rd of 7, 1l behind Renew (9-1) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Statutory (IRE) 12-1 (9-8) Steadeid start, held up in last pair, headway 2f out, ridden and hung right over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd final 150 yards, never going pace of leading duo, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Royal Skies (10-0) at Ascot 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Sunny Future (IRE) 8-11fav (10-0) Made all, driven and hard pressed 3f out, ridden over 1f out, held on under pressure final furlong, won at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul beating Chapter Five (8-10) by 3/4l, 4 ran.