It could pay to stick with CLEAR SPRING in his current form. He added to an earlier victory at Southwell when following up with a three-length win on the Turf at Lingfield on Saturday and a penalty looks unlikely to prevent the hat-trick. Cut The Cackle pops up at this level in her turn and did so at Hamilton last week while Jonnie Skull also returned to winning ways at Yarmouth last time, though 6lb extra may anchor him in this. Basle and Highland Harvest were both placed on their latest starts and are other to consider.
Cut The Cackle (IRE) 7-2fav (10-6) Held up, headway over 1f out, stayed on to lead near finish, won at Hamilton 6f am hcp 0-60 (6) gd beating Bid For Gold (10-7) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Basle 5-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, headway to chase winner over 1f out, ridden and no impression final furlong, 2nd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Llewellyn (9-2) at Lingfield 7f sell stks (6) sft.
Jonnie Skull (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Held up, headway over 2f out, soon ridden, led entering final furlong, kept on, won at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gf beating Yankee Storm (9-10) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Highland Harvest 9-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden and not clear run over 1f out, chased winner entering final furlong, not pace to challenge, 2nd of 5, 2l behind Cheylesmore (10-0) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Comadoir (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Tracked winner, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 13, 32l behind Myboyalfie (9-6) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Clear Spring (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Prominent on rail, led over 4f out, came clear over 1f out, easily, won at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-55 (6) gd beating Volcanic Jack (9-7) by 3 1/2l, 14 ran.
Sottovoce 14-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, ridden to lead 2f out, headed 1f out, no extra, 6th of 11, 8l behind Lightning Spirit (9-3) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Royal Box 4-1 (8-3) Close up, led over 1f out, soon headed, edged right last 50 yards, kept on, 3rd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Myboyalfie (9-12) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-70 (5) hvy.