Plenty of recent winners looking to follow-up in this. Afro and Chocala both scored over shorter trips last time with the latter giving the impression today's distance is within his compass. Miss Tiger Lily continued her good progress with another win at Lingfield having been successful over 2m at the same track before that. PEARL SPICE carries a penalty for last week's win at Nottingham where he bolted up by 11 lengths. Tim Pitt's charge looks capable of following up on that evidence and gets the vote. Ballinderry Boy makes more appeal than Mighty Thor of the remainder.
Chocala (IRE) 3-1fav (9-7) Keen tracked leaders, switched right 4f out, pressed leader over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on strongly, won at Nottingham 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in May beating Deficit (9-0) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.
Miss Tiger Lily 7-2 (9-8) Made all, strongly challenged from 2f out, hard driven approaching final frlong, stayed on gamely, won at Lingfield 1m 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Jul beating Grayswood (9-2) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Pearl Spice (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, ridden to lead after 1f, clear 4f out, stayed on well, won at Nottingham 2m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs beating Fitzwilly (8-2) by 11l, 14 ran.
Ballinderry Boy 12-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon chased winner until no extra close home, 3rd of 8, 3l behind Lion Beacon (9-1) at Sandown 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Afro 7-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, pushed along over 5f out, driven to challenge over 3f out, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon rallied, kept on under pressure to lead close home, won at Lingfield 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft in May beating Whitefall (8-8) by shd, 10 ran.
Mighty Thor 7-2 (9-1) Pressed leader after 1f, pushed along 3f out, ridden and weakened approaching final furlong, 5th of 7, 8l behind Poetic Verse (9-7) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.