LASTKINGOFSCOTLAND is back on a winning mark and went close on the turf track at Lingfield on Saturday. He won over a mile here last season but today's shorter trip is no problem for Conor Dore's charge, who looks ready to strike once again. Foxtrot Alpha was beaten only a head over C&D a week ago and can figure again with a 5lb claimer to help his cause, but Ivory Lace continues to rise in the weights despite not winning after finishing runner-up at Goodwood last time. Nezami is dropped in class and makes most appeal of the remainder.
Nezami (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Towards rear, ridden over 3f out, struggling after, never a factor, 7th of 10, 16l behind Truism (9-3) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Lastkingofscotland (IRE) 10-1 (9-11) Led stand side group and overall leader, strongly challenged over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Willow Dancer (10-0) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Seamster 6-1 (9-0) Led, ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Yawary (9-3) at Southwell 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Mar '10.
Slugger O'Toole 8-1 (9-1) Chased leader, lost place over 2f out, one pace final furlong, no impression, 5th of 8, 8l behind Frognal (9-3) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Unlimited 16-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, ridden on outside 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Duster (9-5) at Warwick 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Ivory Lace 11-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, chased winner inside final furlong, ran on, just failed, 2nd of 11, hd behind Wishformore (8-12) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Foxtrot Alpha (IRE) 7-2 (9-6) Pulled hard tracking leader, every chance from over 2f out, stayed on well close home, 2nd of 7, hd behind Mandhooma (9-5) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.