Despite concerns about her ability to act on the Polytrack AEGEAN SHADOW looks well handicapped and can score once more, this time at the expense of Copperwood and Lodi. Henry Cecil's filly made a winning debut over six furlongs last term before disappointing at Kempton and it's that effort that concerns us - perhaps she needs turf to produce her best. However we're going to give her a chance as she's impressed this term, doing well to score last time after getting badly bumped as she made her challenge. This strong-travelling sort rates much better than the bare form of that success and can defy a 9lb rise in the weights. Copperwood could be value for the forecast as he likes it here and is better than recent efforts suggest having been set too much to do last time, prior to which he was keen and didn't see out the mile. He's now only 4lbs higher than when last successful and this triple course and distance winner should acquit himself well. Lodi is 4lbs below his last winning mark and ran well at Leicester last time so needs consideration, Lady Kent has been running in plating races but isn't impossibly treated just 4lbs higher than her last handicap win which came here whilst the lightly-raced Cape Quarter is clearly though capable of better but hasn't impressed this term. Waterloo Dock goes well here but may be handicapped out of winning for now and with Salient without a win in over two years this looks best left to Aegean Shadow.
Aegean Shadow 10-3fav (9-4) Held up in touch, headway when not clear run over 1f out, challenging when hampered 1f out, driven to lead inside final furlong, readily, won at Brighton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Rondeau (9-5) by 1l, 10 ran.
Salient 33-1 (8-12) Mid-division, took keen hold, not clear run over 3f out, ridden well over 1f out, no impression, 9th of 13, 4l behind Regeneration (8-8) at Warwick 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Lady Kent (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Held up mid-division, tried to switch left when not much room over 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Kingswinford (9-6) at Salisbury 7f clm stks (5) gd.
Shaded Edge 33-1 (8-0) Held up towards rear, ridden halfway, soon beaten, 10th of 16, 11l behind Day Of The Eagle (9-1) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Lodi (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Took keen hold, held up, headway over 1f out, stayed on under pressure to go 3rd near finish, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Flowing Cape (9-4) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Copperwood 18-1 (9-6) Switched right soon after start, held up in rear, headway and carried left well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 10l behind Space Station (9-7) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Cape Quarter (USA) 2-1fav (9-6) Hampered soon after start, held up in rear, ridden 2f out, no real headway, soon well beaten, 8th of 10, 13l behind Space Station (9-7) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Waterloo Dock 10-1 (9-13) Led, pushed 3 lengths clear well over 1f out, headed and weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 5l behind Hinton Admiral (9-7) at Lingfield 7f sell stks (6) pol.
Cativo Cavallino 20-1 (8-4) Outpaced, never nearer, 6th of 10, 5l behind Aegean Shadow (8-9) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.