KING CALYPSO stands out in the opener. He won a similar low grade affair at Lingfield last time and finished a couple of lengths ahead of Mystical Maze at Brighton before that. Lynngale was still beaten eight lengths despite finishing second at Yarmouth and Alba Verde has shown little so far though she steps up in trip here for last year's winning yard. Stoneham has been placed over a mile at the track but was well beaten over today's distance at Sandown last time.
Stoneham 10-1 (9-4) Tracked leader, led after 1f, narrowly headed 3f out, lost 2nd over 2f out, chased leading pair until over 1f out, weakened, 4th of 7, 8l behind Pink Diamond (9-6) at Salisbury 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Cadmium 14-1 (9-3) Hampered start, outpaced and behind, never on terms, 8th of 11, 12l behind Exceedexpectations (9-12) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Lynngale 20-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed entering final 2f, chased (easy) winner, no chance final furlong, held on for 2nd, 2nd of 14, 8l behind Tete Orange (9-1) at Yarmouth 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-55 (6) gf.
Sir Percy Blakeney 7-2fav (9-0) Held up in mid-division on outside, pushed along 4f out, beaten 3f out, eased inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 26l behind Benoordenhout (8-8) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
King Calypso 3-1 (8-2) Held up in last trio, headway well over 1f out, chased leaders over 1f out, switched left and stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, 2nd final 100 yards, led close home, won at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Sandy Cove (9-4) by nk, 10 ran.
Mystical Maze 25-1 (8-2) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 10th of 14, 10l behind Miss Lucy Jane (9-4) at Beverley 1m 2f fll hcp (5) gd.
Alba Verde 7-2fav (8-3) Led 1f, led again over 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 12, 9l behind Dream Impossible (8-12) at Ffos Las 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
Harlequin Jinks 50-1 (8-7) Towards rear, ridden 9f out, headway on outer 7f out, soon tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 7th of 9, 13l behind Windshield (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.