English Summer has been more consistent since joining David Simcock while Laser Blazer never seems to run a bad race. Swinging Hawk has been taking on better opposition on Turf while Honourable Knight appeared to handle the step up in distance here last time and should make his presence felt along with Thecornishcockney. But it's hard to see the latter reversing recent Lingfield form with MUTUAL REGARD, who has really come into his own lately and completed a hat-trick in comfortable fashion at Kempton on Wednesday. Sir Mark Prescott's gelding has a 6lb penalty to carry but is a long way ahead of the assessor so this looks another golden opportunity.
Swinging Hawk (GER) 8-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, led over 4f out, weakened well over 2f out, 8th of 11, 36l behind The Tiger (9-9) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
English Summer 5-1 (9-12) Mid-division, headway over 4f out, chased leaders over 3f out, stayed on under pressure, nearest finish, 2nd of 12, nk behind Mutual Regard (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 5f app hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Jezza 6-1 (9-13) Slowly into stride, in rear, headway 6f out, soon dropped back to last, some headway 2f out, switched left entering final furlong, no impression, 5th of 10, 16l behind Appeal (8-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov '11.
Honourable Knight (IRE) 16-1 (9-9) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 12, 4l behind Rythmic (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Laser Blazer 5-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear and keen, headway over 5f out, chased leaders over 2f out, stayed on to take 2nd towards finish, just held, 2nd of 9, ns behind Gabrial's King (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
White Diamond 14-1 (9-5) Chased winner until ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 10, 8l behind St Ignatius (9-1) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Ninfea (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Held up in mid-division, headway on rails going well 3f out, soon every chance, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 1/2l behind Maydream (8-11) at Newbury 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Kerchak (USA) 33-1 (8-6) Always towards rear, last of 18, 40l behind Chookie Royale (9-0) at Doncaster 7f app hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Thecornishcockney 10-1 (8-11) Started very slowly, behind, headway over 2f out, ran on final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Mutual Regard (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 5f app hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Mutual Regard (IRE) 8-11fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, challenged over 1f out, led inside final furlong, won going away, won at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Miss Blakeney (9-7) by 1 1/4l, 13 ran.
Joe The Coat 12-1 (9-0) Always in rear, ridden and struggling from halfway, last of 12, 43l behind Dovils Date (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 4f 3yo stk 0-70 (5) gs in Jun.
Cool Kid 28-1 (10-2) Soon mid-division, 10th and no impression 1f out, kept on same pace, 9th of 14, 12l behind Jessie Jane (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol in Jul.