It could pay to stick with LOCUM here. It was only a seller he won at Wolverhampton last time but he beat higher-rated rivals than he faces today and can follow up. Richard Hughes is reunited with Chasin' Rainbows having scored on Sylvester Kirk's charge over 1m2f at Brighton earlier this month and although Pahente has a penalty for his recent C&D success, he's still worthy of consideration. Celtic Charlie finished third on the Polytrack here last time and could also be thereabouts at the finish.
Beggar's Opera (IRE) 22-1 (9-5) Raced wide led, joined 7f out, headed over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 18l behind Pahente (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Locum 11-4fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, went 2nd well over 1f out, stayed on under pressure to lead well inside final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f sell stks (6) pol beating Goldmadchen (9-2) by 1l, 7 ran.
Red Willow 12-1 (8-8) Set steady pace, joined and quickened pace 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed and no extra final strides, 3rd of 9, 1/2l behind Fashionable Gal (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb '11.
Royal Defence (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Led, brought field towards near side in straight, ridden 3f out, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 18l behind Taroum (9-4) at Brighton 1m 4f app hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Jul.
Chasin' Rainbows 7-2 (8-13) In rear, ridden and headway 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 2 3/4l behind The Wonga Coup (8-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (6) gf.
Pahente 4-1 (8-12) Close up, tracked leader 5f out, led over 3f out, driven out, won at Lingfield 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) gf beating Rodrigo De Freitas (9-9) by 2 3/4l, 8 ran.
Formidable Guest 14-1 (9-5) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden inside final 2f, weakened soon after, 9th of 12, 14l behind Royal Dutch (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-62 (6) pol.
Iron Butterfly 33-1 (8-11) Always in rear, 12th of 13, 22l behind Invisible Hunter (9-2) at Sandown 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Blue Zealot (IRE) 7-1 (8-7) Close up, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 2nd post, not trouble winner, 2nd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Bute Street (9-5) at Bath 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
Celtic Charlie (FR) 16-1 (9-1) Led, hard pressed 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra in 3rd final 75 yards, 3rd of 11, 3l behind Attraction Ticket (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.