Charming's latest poor effort came only two days after she scored over track and trip. She'll go close if back to her best but it could pay to stick with SECRET MILLIONAIRE. The latter landed a plunge when bouncing back to form over course and distance last week and remains well treated on his best form despite a penalty. Sherjawy has plenty to find with the selection while Putin finished well ahead of Liberal Lady when fourth here last time. Greenhead High was winning at this time last year but is hard to fancy on his recent below par efforts.
Charming (IRE) 3-1 (9-6) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, no impression when not much room and hampered inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 7l behind Monumental Man (9-7) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Foxtrot India (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Outpaced throughout, ridden and struggling well over 1f out, no chance in 6th as runners came into view final 100 yards, 6th of 7, 8l behind Picansort (8-13) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Secret Millionaire (IRE) 6-4fav (9-5) Held up in touch, good headway between horses over 1f out, quickened to lead inside final furlong, soon clear, eased close home, won at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Russian Bullet (9-4) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Liberal Lady 20-1 (9-4) Held up in touch on inside, staying on when hampered approaching final furlong, soon weakened but not recover, last of 11, 11l behind Frognal (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Greenhead High 7-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, led 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 12, 6l behind Colourbearer (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Putin (IRE) 25-1 (8-5) Prominent, went 2nd halfway, ridden and every chance over 1f out, staying on same pace when lost 3rd final 100 yards, 4th of 11, 4l behind Frognal (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Sherjawy (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden over 1f out, hampered on rail and rider eased up briefly inside final furlong, stayed on same pace after, 4th of 9, 3l behind Secret Millionaire (9-5) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.