Sopranist could be interesting on his first start in handicap company however SAM SHARP should be happier here than at Epsom when last seen and he is given a chance to atone; he may have most to fear from Smart Endeavour and Yorgunnabelucky. The last-named was visually impressive when sauntering to victory at Redcar last time. However the handicapper thought so too and he has allotted him a mark of 92. Now this progressive son of Giants Causeway may be good enough to cope with that but the feeling is that the 84-rated rival who was back in third ran well below par and it would be unwise to get too carried away. Mutamaashi should appreciate this easier race than last time in the Britannia Stakes, Sporanist was not disgraced in a Listed contest last time behind Your Old Pal and his beating of Native Ruler on debut here reads well, whilst Smart Endeavour can improve for this longer trip but it is not guaranteed. Instead then we turn to Sam Sharp who was a Newbury winner in May. That came on soft ground so he should appreciate the forecast rain and now back on a more conventional track he should run a big race at rewarding odds. Laaheb is the choice of Richard Hills and he can be competitive off this mark of 82 following an easy Yarmouth win last time, whilst Just Like Silk and Classically have become frustrating to follow. An open race where Dangerous Midge is yet another to consider, however we are happy to side with Sam Sharp.
Sopranist 11-4 (8-12) Keen close up, ridden and hung right from over 2f out, weakened from over 1f out, eased final furlong, last of 7, 10l behind Your Old Pal (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo lst stk (1) gf in May.
Yorgunnabelucky (USA) 11-10fav (9-0) Tracked leader, led on bridle 3f out, quickened clear over 1f out, eased inside final furlong, won at Redcar 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gf in Jun beating Princess Aliuska (9-7) by 16l, 13 ran.
Mutamaashi 16-1 (8-6) Started slowly, always behind stands side, never a factor, 19th of 30, 12l behind Fareer (8-10) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jun.
Sam Sharp (USA) 8-1 (9-1) Chased leaders on inside, pushed along 3f out, weakened inside final 2f, 11th of 17, 16l behind River Captain (9-1) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Jun.
Smart Endeavour (USA) 9-2 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden and one pace final 2f, 4th of 6, 2 3/4l behind Sparkling Crystal (8-8) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Laaheb 11-4fav (9-2) Mid-division, switched right over 4f out, good headway to lead over 2f out, idled and edged right approaching final furlong, reminders and edged left inside final furlong, ran on towards finish, won at Yarmouth 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gf beating Bomber Brown (9-2) by 2 1/2l, 9 ran.
Classically (IRE) 4-1fav (9-3) Prominent, ridden and effort 2f out, no extra over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 15, 11l behind Brooklyn Spirit (9-3) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Just Like Silk (USA) 7-4fav (9-6) Held up, switched left 2f out, driven and stayed on to chase winner approaching final furlong, no impression, and well held final 100 yards, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Eastern Aria (9-5) at Goodwood 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Dangerous Midge (USA) 14-1 (9-0) Chased leader, ridden and challenged over 3f out, stayed on gamely to lead well inside final furlong, won at Salisbury 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gd in Jun beating Alqaffay (9-12) by 1 3/4l, 11 ran.
Master Fong (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Towards rear, ridden over 3f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, nearest at finish, 8th of 13, 4l behind Emirates Sports (9-4) at Kempton 1m Handicap (0-85) (3yo+) (4) pol.