Very little between the top four on official ratings and whilst Lawyer, a typically progressive sort for Luca Cumani, rates a solid option, it may be worth chancing DOCTOR SARDONICUS on his handicap bow for David Simcock. The Medicean colt has improved with each of three maiden runs and his recent success when repelling Between Wickets at Lingfield may prove a useful effort. A mark of 84 seems realistic and he's taken to build on promise shown to date. Crowdmania isn't easy to catch right but will be a threat if Silvestre De Sousa is allowed to dictate the pace. He's a risky proposition to support but, equally, has to be respected on the best of his form.
Crowdmania 9-2 (9-6) Led, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, no extra towards finish, 5th of 9, 6l behind Liberty Jack (9-1) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Lawyer (IRE) 2-1fav (9-4) Took keen hold tracking leaders, headway over 2f out, driven along inside final 2f, went 2nd under pressure inside final furlong, stayed on to lead final 135 yards, won going away, won at Windsor 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs beating St Paul De Vence (9-1) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.
Doctor Sardonicus 9-2 (9-2) Made all racing against rail, ridden inside final furlong, held on near finish, won at Lingfield 7f mdn auc stks (6) gd in Jun beating Between Wickets (9-2) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Munaaser 5-1 (8-13) In rear, pushed along over 2f out, never a factor, 9th of 11, 14l behind Muteela (9-4) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May.
Surety (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Raced keenly tracking leaders, went 2nd well over 2f out, ridden and lost 2nd 2f out, 3rd and one pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Baltic Brave (9-2) at Yarmouth 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Shimba Hills 11-2 (8-12) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, went 2nd 3f out until ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 6th of 8, 12l behind Farquhar (9-7) at Haydock 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gs in May.