Sunset Kitty looks firmly in the handicapper's grip now, as does Al Aqabah judged on his recent efforts. The BIg Haerth's recent win here came in a seller, but Cativo Cavallino is not without a chance back over this track and trip after a poor effort over 7f at Kempton last time. WEST LEAKE never wins by much and he only just got his head in front over C&D earlier this month with Striding Edge and Charlie Smirke further behind. However, he keeps making steady progress and gets the nod to follow-up off only a 2lb higher mark.
Aultcharn (FR) 9-1 (9-1) Soon led, headed over 2f out, weakened and eased over 1f out, last of 13, well behind Ahlawy (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Aspectus (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 8th of 9, 14l behind Pelham Crescent (8-12) at Ffos Las 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Sunset Kitty (USA) 11-4fav (9-7) Held up in last pair, niggled along 5f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd final 110 yards, kept on, 3rd of 7, 2l behind Saddlers Bend (8-11) at Kempton 7f fll hcp (0-75) (5) pol in Apr.
Al Aqabah (IRE) 5-2fav (9-1) Pushed along briefly after start, held up disputing 4th, ridden and unable to quicken over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not reached leaders, 4th of 6, 1l behind Leadenhall Lass (9-0) at Kempton 7f fll hcp (0-75) (5) pol in Apr.
Sunshine Always (IRE) 14-1 (8-3) Took keen hold, raced wide in touch, went 4th over 3f out, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 12, 9l behind Tevez (8-12) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.
The Big Haerth (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear and keen, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 3l behind Nahab (9-12) at Lingfield 1m hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Prince Of Sorrento 20-1 (8-13) Dwelt, always in rear, last of 8, 14l behind Salient (9-3) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Aug.
West Leake (IRE) 11-2 (9-3) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway 1f out, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Lingfield 1m hacp 0-70 (5) pol beating Ede's Dot Com (8-12) by hd, 9 ran.
Striding Edge (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) In touch, pushed along over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same final furlong, 4th of 9, 1 1/4l behind West Leake (9-3) at Lingfield 1m hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Charlie Smirke (USA) 5-1 (9-6) Held up mid-division, chased leaders on outer over 4f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind West Leake (9-3) at Lingfield 1m hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Cativo Cavallino 12-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 10l behind Perfect Point (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Apr.
Catchanova (IRE) 5-2 (9-0) Held up, not troubled leaders, 6th of 7, 5l behind Jewelled (9-7) at Bath 1m hcp 0-70 (5) fm.