The aptly-named LINGFIELD BOUND has in fact done the vast majority of his all-weather racing at Lingfield and has won twice there since November. He was beaten only a length off today's mark a fortnight ago and is taken to go one better on his debut at this track, confirming superiority with Catbells, Fonterutoli and Mutajaaser in the process. There is not much between Round Won and Negotiation on their latest running here and they can figure, while Understory is one to note on his comeback after showing good progress on the turf last year.
Brouhaha 85-40 (9-7) Tracked leading trio, headway over 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, one pace and no impression, 2nd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Resuscitator (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Understory (USA) 7-4fav (8-13) Tracked leading pair, chased winner halfway until 4f out, weakened 3f out, eased final furlong, tailed off, last of 6, 40l behind Geneva Geyser (9-12) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Stand Guard 25-1 (8-6) Held up, ridden over 2f out, not pace of leaders, went 4th inside final furlong, no impression, 4th of 5, 7l behind Syrian (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f clm stks (6) pol.
Lingfield Bound (IRE) 5-2fav (9-6) Mid-division, headway 2f out, effort when edged right over 1f out, ridden and stayed on same pace, 5th of 11, 1l behind Buona Sarah (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Round Won (USA) 8-1 (9-3) Sweating, led, ridden and over 1 length ahead over 1f out, stayed on under pressure, edged left well inside final furlong, headed post, 2nd of 12, ns behind Lay Claim (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Negotiation (IRE) 22-1 (9-3) Chased leader, closed and every chance well inside final furlong, unable to quicken and just lost out last strides, 4th of 12, hd behind Lay Claim (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Catbells (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Held up, headway to track leaders 7f out, led 3f out, ridden and edged right over 1f out, headed final strides, 3rd of 11, 1/2l behind Buona Sarah (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Fonterutoli (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Led, headed 8f out, mid-division after, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 11, 4l behind Buona Sarah (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Tilsworth Glenboy 6-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden 1f out, one pace, 4th of 10, 6l behind Gallantry (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.
Brigadoon 10-3 (9-0) In touch, ridden to chase leader briefly over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 10, 8l behind Baralaka (10-0) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Moresweets 'n Lace 5-1 (9-7) Behind, ridden 3f out, plugged on one pace final 2f, 5th of 9, 8l behind Yes Chef (9-12) at Kempton 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jan.
Mutajaaser (USA) 25-1 (8-8) Tracked leader, led 8f out, headed 7f out, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 11, 4l behind Buona Sarah (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.