SOMMERSTURM finished a couple of lengths in front of Lombok when third over track and trip a week ago. David Evans' charge looks set for a return to winning ways with Declan Bates taking 5lb off his back. Bold Adventure scored over today's trip at Lingfield in April and makes more appeal than Barachiel, third at the same track last time. Highly Likely and Star Alliance could prove best of the rest stepping up in distance for this.
Lombok 50-1 (8-13) Took keen hold in mid-division, headway on outside over 3f out, ridden and edged left towards stand side rail over 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression, 5th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Arashi (9-7) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Sommersturm (GER) 7-1 (9-4) Mid-division, chased leaders 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Arashi (9-7) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Barachiel 3-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, pressing for 2nd from over 10f out, ridden over 2f out, stayed on to hold every chance inside final furlong, kept on same pace final 75 yards, 3rd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Honest Strike (9-2) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Highly Likely (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Close up, ridden and headway 2f out, kept on to go 3rd near finish, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Cornish Beau (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Bold Adventure 9-1 (9-0) Held up in 5th, outpaced in last over 3f out, ridden inside final 2f, went modest 5th final furlong, 5th of 6, 6l behind Almost Gemini (9-6) at Kempton 2m hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Star Alliance (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Close up, outpaced over 2f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 5l behind Sancho Panza (8-11) at Yarmouth 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in May.
Barathea Dancer (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) In touch in 5th, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 11th of 12, 24l behind Time Square (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Icebreaker Two 25-1 (9-0) Held up, never on terms, 8th of 12, 7l behind Sancho Panza (8-11) at Yarmouth 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in May.
Petersboden 20-1 (7-11) Held up towards rear, effort on inside over 2f out, soon one pace, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 12, 14l behind Arashi (9-7) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
If What And Maybe 50-1 (7-13) Slowly into stride, behind, headway on outside after 3f, joined leader after 6f, led over 3f out, soon ridden, headed 2f out, no impression final furlong, 7th of 12, 11l behind Arashi (9-7) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-65 (6) pol.