ESCAPE TO GLORY continued on his upward curve with a cosy victory at Lingfield last time. He's up 7lb but there looks plenty more in reserve and Mikael Magnusson's charge can follow up. Perfect Pastime steps up in trip and can figure if lasting home, while Little Black Book moves in the opposite direction having gone close over a mile on his last two starts. Wolverhampton winner Charles Fosterkane is expected to do better with a seasonal comeback at Sandown under his belt and Song Of The Siren will appreciate the return to Polytrack after a poor effort on turf at Ascot last month.
Escape To Glory (USA) 6-4fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, eased out over 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden and ran on, comfortable, won at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul beating Scottish Glen (9-9) by 2 1/4l, 13 ran.
Perfect Pastime 11-4fav (9-6) Rearing in stalls, outpaced in last pair, headway halfway, chased leading pair inside final 2f, stayed on to 2nd close home, unable to reach winner, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Roodee Queen (9-5) at Epsom Downs 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Chevise (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Held up, headway on outer over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Bianca De Medici (9-2) at Windsor 6f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Little Black Book (IRE) 2-1fav (9-0) Tracked leading trio, headway on outside 2f out, led and hung right over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, no extra and headed final 75 yards, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Electra Star (9-1) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Reposer (IRE) 66-1 (7-11) Chased leaders on outside, ridden 3f out, soon hung right and weakened, last of 14, 17l behind Casual Glimpse (9-3) at Goodwood 7f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jul.
Il Battista 5-1 (9-7) Slowly away, outpaced in rear, headway over 1f out, kept on well, never on terms, 4th of 6, 6l behind Swendab (9-7) at Doncaster 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Charles Fosterkane 20-1 (9-4) Took keen hold, chased leading pair, pushed along halfway, weakened approaching final 2f, 9th of 10, 11l behind Electra Star (9-1) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Song Of The Siren 7-1 (8-10) With leader, ridden when not much room on rails and badly hampered twice inside final 2f, not recover, last of 10, 21l behind Golden Delicious (8-2) at Ascot 7f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gd in Jul.
Gentleman Is Back (USA) 20-1 (9-2) Mid-division, weakened 2f out, last of 10, 30l behind Sacrosanctus (8-12) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Saskia's Dream 9-2 (9-7) Tracked leaders, switched left to challenge over 2f out, soon hard ridden, led over 1f out, ran on well, won at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul beating Konstantin (9-6) by 2 3/4l, 11 ran.
Prince Of Passion (CAN) 8-1 (8-12) Led centre group, prominent, ridden and every chance from over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 4l behind Cootehill Lass (8-12) at Leicester 7f 3yo sll (6) gf in Jul.