Missionaire had Herschel behind when third over a slightly longer trip here last month but isn't one to rely on. Satwa Ballerina is also inconsistent and Prince Of Thebes' best years appear to be behind him. Cantor was only beaten a short-head over 1m4f at Wolverhampton last time and has claims but it could be worth risking PENBRYN tackling this distance for the first time. He was noted staying on well when second over 1m1f at Wolverhampton last month and races off the same mark here.
Prince Of Thebes (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 12, 9l behind Trip Switch (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Missionaire (USA) 25-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, chased clear winner over 1f out, no chance when outpaced to 3rd inside final furlong, just held on for 3rd, 3rd of 14, 5l behind Kai Mook (9-9) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Penbryn (USA) 7-1 (9-2) Held up, edged left and headway over 1f out, ran on to go 2nd near finish, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Warden Bond (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Herschel (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, switched right and held up towards rear, headway between horses under pressure over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong and finished well, unable to reach leaders, 5th of 14, 6l behind Kai Mook (9-9) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Cantor 7-2 (8-8) Held up in mid-division, looking for room over 2f out, headway on inside 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on strongly close home, just failed, 2nd of 12, shd behind Black Iceman (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Satwa Ballerina 16-1 (8-5) Close up when short of room and clipped heels after 1f, dropped to rear, never a factor after, 5th of 9, 10l behind Celtic Charlie (8-5) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Turbulent Priest 33-1 (9-2) Slowly away, held up towards rear, never dangerous, 10th of 11, 17l behind Shirataki (9-3) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-68 (6) pol in Jan.
Maxiyow (IRE) 100-1 (9-2) In touch, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 6th of 11, 10l behind Good of Luck (8-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn stks (5) pol.