Beach Candy has come good at Kempton recently but is a couple of pounds out of the handicap here and also upped in class. Berberana had lost her way on Turf before taking a winter break but PICANSORT arrives in good form having beaten The Strig by three lengths over course and distance eight days ago. The latter had every chance in that contest and, despite re-opposing on 6lb better terms, might struggle to turn the form around. Peter Crate's charge is also preferred to Danzoe, who likes it here but has never won off a mark this high.
The Strig 4-1 (9-7) Chased leading pair until halfway, ridden in 4th 2f out, switched right to outside over 1f out, well held in 3 lengths 2nd as runners came into view final 100 yards, 2nd of 7, 3l behind Picansort (8-13) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Picansort 11-4 (8-13) Chased leaders on outside, ridden in 3rd halfway, in 3 lengths lead and running on well as runners came into view final 100 yards, won at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating The Strig (9-7) by 3l, 7 ran.
Danzoe (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Raced keenly, pressed leader, driven and every chance over 1f out until inside final furlong, soon ridden, weakened final 50 yards, 5th of 7, 6l behind Restless Bay (9-5) at Lingfield 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Berberana (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 11th of 16, 8l behind Lupo D'Oro (9-4) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Beach Candy (IRE) 6-1 (9-13) Made virtually all, ridden over 1f out, hard pressed, held on well, won at Kempton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol beating First Rebellion (9-0) by nk, 9 ran.