Tinshu has claims on her best Polytrack form though she's 14lb higher than the last time she won a handicap. She's also worse off with a couple of today's rivals on earlier form at Lingfield, namely Suits Me and Tappanappa. The former will no doubt make his usual bold bid from the front but may only succeed in setting the race up nicely for Frankie on LAATAFREET. The Godolphin colt won his maiden over today's trip at Leicester in good style last July and there be should be more to come this year. Proud Chieftain could prove best of the remainder with a recent run under his belt.
Laatafreet (IRE) 1-2fav (8-13) Tracked leader, led halfway, pushed out, comfortable, won at Leicester 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Jul beating Polperro (8-13) by 4l, 10 ran.
Tinshu (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Held up, ridden and headway 2f out, stayed on to chase winner inside final furlong, no chance, 2nd of 6, 6l behind Arctic Cosmos (8-13) at Kempton 1m 2f Listed stks (1) pol in Mar.
Suits Me 20-1 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Gatewood (8-7) at York 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in May.
Tappanappa (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Towards rear, headway to chase leaders over 3f out, weakened final furlong, 11th of 15, 13l behind Ithoughtitwasover (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-105 (2) gs in May.
Nafaath (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Chased leaders early, 7th halfway, ridden in 10th 3f out, no extra and kept on one pace, 9th of 13, 17l behind Silverhand (9-7) at Curragh 1m 4f Listed stks sft in Oct '09.
Tropical Beat 11-1 (9-2) Towards rear on outside, outpaced 3f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not reached leaders, 8th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Cruiser (9-0) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-90) (3) pol in May.
Proud Chieftain 20-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, never threatened, 8th of 20, 8l behind Danadana (9-4) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in May.
Kyllachy Spirit 33-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, quickly weakened over 2f out, virtually pulled up, last of 18, well behind Mulaqen (9-6) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Dunhoy (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, pushed along 4f out, headway over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 16, 19l behind Media Hype (9-0) at York 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May.
Megalala (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Led, pushed along and over 1 length ahead 1f out, headed and outpaced final 130 yards, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Camborne (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.
Standpoint 12-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, one pace, weakened entering final furlong, 7th of 10, 15l behind The Lock Master (9-5) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-80 (4) fbs in May.