DESERT ICON won a shade cosily on the turf at Lingfield last time and this looks easier than trying to follow up in a handicap. He's preferred to Nezami, who didn't cut much ice on his return to today's trip over C&D last time and Co Dependent also has a bit to find on the evidence of his recent fourth at this track. Grandmas Dream tends to find at least one too good whatever company she runs in, while Frognal and Steelcut both ran shockers on their latest starts but are better than that.
Frognal (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, shaken up over 2f out, edged right over 1f out, no headway, last of 9, 18l behind Sunnyside Tom (9-2) at Beverley 7f clm stks (5) gs in Aug.
Lucky Mellor 20-1 (9-1) In touch, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 12th of 14, 7l behind Taurus Twins (8-13) at Windsor 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Grandmas Dream 17-2 (8-13) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 5, 2 1/2l behind Go Go Green (8-13) at Thirsk 6f Selling Stakes (0-75) (3yo+) (6) gs in Aug.
Steelcut 16-1 (9-5) Outpaced towards rear, never on terms, 12th of 13, 14l behind The Name Is Frank (8-7) at Bath 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Brandywell Boy (IRE) 40-1 (8-7) Mid-division, ridden after 1f, headway halfway, ridden and every chance over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Seamus Shindig (8-8) at Bath 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Co Dependent (USA) 12-1 (8-8) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, good headway on wide outside inside final 2f, went 3rd over 1f out, dropped to 4th last stride, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Dark Lane (8-7) at Kempton 6f Classified Claiming Stakes (0-75) (3-5yo) (6) pol in Aug.
Desert Icon (IRE) 11-4 (9-2) Dwelt in touch in rear, edged left and headway under stands' side rail over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Lingfield 6f app hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug beating Jonnie Skull (9-1) by 1 3/4l, 5 ran.
Nezami (IRE) 13-2 (9-7) Mid-division, headway when not clear run over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, hampered entering final furlong, stayed on, not able to trouble leaders, 5th of 11, 4l behind Aldermoor (9-3) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Premium Coffee 33-1 (8-11) Always behind, last of 10, 17l behind Requisite (9-0) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.