Schoolboy Champ should have done better dropped into this grade last time, though soft ground may have been a valid excuse. Crown Ridge didn't show much improvement for Charles Bishop's claim on his latest start and Olney Lass disappointed at Sandown after scoring at Brighton last month. Diddums has claims on his fourth at Newbury earlier this month, but JONNIE SKULL went close off today's mark over 6f on the Lingfield turf last week and Phil McEntee's charge can go one better back over his best trip here.
Schoolboy Champ 4-1 (9-10) Towards rear, under pressure 3f out, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 5th of 10, 6l behind Whats For Pudding (8-6) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Diddums 10-1 (8-11) Dwelt always in rear, 10th of 12, 7l behind Ellie In The Pink (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Jonnie Skull (IRE) 7-2 (9-1) Led, ridden over 2f out, edged left over 1f out, headed narrowly 1f out, kept on to 2nd near finish, 2nd of 5, 1 3/4l behind Desert Icon (9-2) at Lingfield 6f app hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Crown Ridge (IRE) 6-1 (8-13) Held up behind in touch, ridden and effort 2f out, chased leading pair over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Spirit Of Oakdale (9-4) at Yarmouth 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Olney Lass 6-1 (8-5) Held up towards rear, effort over 2f out, never dangerous, 11th of 15, 8l behind Madame Excelerate (9-2) at Sandown 1m app hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Duplicity 33-1 (9-1) In touch, ridden and beaten 2f out, 12th of 13, 20l behind Dhhamaan (9-2) at Thirsk 7f hcp (6) gd in May.
Bold Argument (IRE) 100-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 12th of 16, 18l behind Tanforan (9-6) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-55 (6) gd.
Lambrini Lace (IRE) 50-1 (8-7) Chased leader, weakened over 2f out, 13th of 15, 23l behind Lizzie (9-3) at Thirsk 6f fll hcp (5) gd in Jul.