English Summer returned an easy winner at Wolverhampton last time and that form gives him the beating of previous Lingfield winner Tingo In The Tale. The former should be thereabouts again under a penalty but PURPLE 'N GOLD is preferred. David Pipe's charge has won two of his last three starts at this track and is worth another try over today's longer trip. Pahente scored by seven lengths here a fortnight ago but steps up a grade off a 10lb higher mark today.
English Summer 5-2 (9-8) Held up in touch, went 2nd over 3f out, driven to challenge 2f out, led and edged left over 1f out, ridden clear final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Cool Sky (9-5) by 5l, 6 ran.
Parigino (FR) 9-2 (9-7) Held up in rear, headway on outside over 2f out, outpaced and wide entering straight, soon ridden, stayed on well inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 4th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Destiny Of Dreams (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Purple 'n Gold (IRE) 3-1 (8-13) Stated sowly, soon pushed along and in touch, headway to track leading trio 7f out, went 3rd 2f out, led and hung right well over 1f out, soon driven clear, won at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Presburg (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Tingo In The Tale (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, driven and effort on outside entering straight, ridden 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression, 4th of 8, 3l behind Cool Sky (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Pahente 6-1 (9-9) Held up in touch, ridden over 3f out, led over 1f out, soon clear, ran on well, won at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-68 (6) pol beating Highly Likely (9-2) by 7l, 12 ran.
Carrowbeg (IRE) 11-1 (9-13) Mid-division, weakened over 4f out, 8th of 9, well behind Epsom Salts (10-2) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f ldy hcp (4) gs in Jul.
Honoured (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Held up in touch, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and went 4th 2f out, edged left from over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 4l behind Renegotiate (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.