Windsor winner Ocean Tempest and recent Goodwood scorer Take Two are likely to find this tough as several of their rivals arguably have more scope. Haydock second Strada Facendo is edging closer to a first victory while Fulney didn't appear to handle rain-softened ground on her reappearance at Nottingham having shown promise as a juvenile. Touch Gold, on the other hand, appeared to relish easy going at Newmarket and may not appreciate the return to a faster surface. SARMATIAN KNIGHT has been brought along steadily and ran a nice race at Windsor last time. He could be well treated in his first handicap and gets the nod as Disposition, Yaa Salam and Strident Force have all been a little disappointing this year. California English could be best of the rest.
Ocean Tempest 11-2 (9-4) Led, headed over 6f out, stayed prominent, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, kept on well to lead again post, won at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun beating Presburg (9-7) by hd, 10 ran.
Strada Facendo (USA) 17-2 (8-12) Slowly into stride in rear, headway on outer 2f out, ridden to chase winner 1f out, no impression towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Ardmay (8-13) at Haydock 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Take Two 4-1 (9-2) Missed break, in rear, smooth headway on outside 4f out, soon in touch, shaken up to lead over 1f out, soon driven clear, hard pressed towards finish, just held on, won at Goodwood 1m 2f 3yo app hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun beating Musically (8-4) by ns, 8 ran.
Disposition 7-2 (9-0) Mid-division, effort on outside over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 16l behind Perfect Delight (9-0) at Newbury 1m 2f mdn fll stks (4) gs in Jun.
Fulney 2-1fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, hard driven over 3f out, moderate headway approaching final furlong, never able to challenge, 3rd of 13, 10l behind Khione (9-0) at Nottingham 1m mdn fll stks (5) gs in Jun.
Touch Gold (IRE) 11-4fav (9-3) Made all, ridden over 2f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, won at Newmarket 1m 3yo mdn (5) gs in Jun beating Marshgate Lane (9-3) by nk, 11 ran.
Yaa Salam 8-1 (9-4) Went right start, mid-division, headway on inside over 3f out, effort when not clear run over 1f out, eased, 8th of 10, 17l behind Cresta Star (9-4) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Jun.
California English (IRE) 17-2 (9-1) Mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on, 3rd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Curzon Line (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jun.
Strident Force 4-1fav (8-12) Prominent, led over 6f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 7th of 10, 18l behind Ocean Tempest (9-4) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Sarmatian Knight (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) In touch, headway and chasing leaders when hung left over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 6l behind Initiator (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo mdn aut (5) gf in May.
Operation Tracer 17-2 (8-13) Always behind, 12th of 13, 47l behind Stellar Express (9-7) at Nottingham 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Jun.