A seller in all but name and SATINDRA gets the most tentative of votes ahead of Magic Amigo and Aston Boy. Conor Dore's limited string have been running creditably of late and while Satindra probably doesn't come into that description, the assessor has at least given him a chance at this level. Magic Amigo is from a yard that regularly have winners at lower levels. A regular at Kempton, he is respected despite an obvious absence. Aston Boy has had fewer outings than most and something was clearly anticipated before his previous visit to the track. Medieval Maiden was something of a serial underachiever for Willie Musson and now has it to prove. Carlton Scroop was something of a gambling medium for connections in the past and he is therefore watched in the market here. Norwiegan has been around for years and is a rogue of the highest order. Backlash has been busy over hurdles and is tried in first time cheekpieces. Satindra is the pick in a race where abstinence might prove the best option.
Carlton Scroop (FR) 8-1 (10-13) Prominent, reminders halfway, chased leaders over 3f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 16, 6l behind Wizard Looking (11-6) at Lingfield 1m 4f amt hcp (6) pol in Feb.
Medieval Maiden 50-1 (10-2) Held up, headway to chase leaders over 4f out, ridden and hampered over 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 16, 10l behind Epsom Salts (10-3) at Lingfield 1m 4f amt hcp (5) pol in Nov.
Oakbridge (IRE) 28-1 (8-9) Held up in rear, headway 4f out, beaten over 2f out, 7th of 12, 9l behind Shunkawakhan (8-9) at W'hampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Mar.
Satindra (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 11l behind Spume (8-10) at Great Leighs 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Norwegian 12-1 (8-7) Held up, ridden 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 12, 23l behind Royal Island (9-3) at W'hampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Magic Amigo 8-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, ridden 3f out, soon struggling, beaten over 1f out, 8th of 15, 11l behind Everyman (9-0) at Great Leighs 1m 2f hcp 0-50 (6) pol in Sept.
Backlash 12-1 (8-5) Towards rear, ridden 3f out, some late progress, never in contention, 5th of 8, 9l behind Great View (9-10) at Chepstow 1m 4f app hcp (5) sft in Jul.
Tuning Fork 9-1 (8-10) In touch, lost place over 3f out, last of 14, 25l behind Too Grand (9-0) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-50 (6) pol.
Prince of Medina 8-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, some late progress final 2f, never nearer, 8th of 14, 12l behind Wyeth (11-2) at Lingfield 2m amt hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Aston Boy 8-1 (8-7) Held up, pushed along and outpaced 4f out, ran on final furlong, not reach leaders, 5th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Play Up Pompey (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-50 (6) pol in Dec.