The 12-year-old veteran LYTHAM scored over course and distance last week. He still has a bit to spare on his best form despite a penalty and can confirm running with the runner-up Brave Decision. The latter has a chance on slightly better terms and Angelena Ballerina went close in this grade at Wolverhampton on her penultimate start. Querido has been back on a winning mark for some time and can figure if at his best but it's more difficult to make a serious case for any of the remainder.
Sommersturm (GER) 9-2fav (9-4) Raced wide mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden to chase leader entering final furlong, driven to lead towards finish, won at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-52 (6) pol beating Red Mystique (9-1) by 3/4l, 14 ran.
Lytham (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Towards rear, headway on outer over 2f out, ridden and ran on to lead towards finish, won at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-50 (7) pol beating Brave Decision (9-4) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
Time Square (FR) 20-1 (9-0) Chased winner over 1f, tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 7, 13l behind West End Lad (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f sell stks (6) pol in Jan.
Bubbly Braveheart (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, led over 4f out, headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 14, 7l behind Irene Kennet (9-0) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Angelena Ballerina (IRE) 7-1 (10-1) Prominent, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, soon weakened, 6th of 13, 6l behind Peace In Our Time (10-4) at Southwell 1m 3f am hcp 0-52 (6) fbs.
Mayan Flight (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Always towards rear, ridden and struggling 3f out, last of 12, 37l behind Irene Kennet (8-10) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Brave Decision 10-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, led approaching 2f out, edged right inside final furlong, headed towards finish, 2nd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Lytham (9-2) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Querido (GER) 25-1 (9-10) Took keen hold, in touch on inside, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 10, 6l behind Flag Of Glory (10-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f am hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Smirfy's Silver 66-1 (9-6) Led until ridden over 3f out, weakened soon after, last of 13, 38l behind Kyllachykov (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Jan.
Nurse Dominatrix (IRE) 33-1 (8-3) Took keen hold, in touch, switched right over 5f out, weakened over 2f out, 4th of 7, 14l behind Tyrur Ted (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp (0-58) (6) pol.
Heading To First 28-1 (10-3) Dwelt, always in rear, 11th of 13, 17l behind Peace In Our Time (10-4) at Southwell 1m 3f am hcp 0-52 (6) fbs.
May Boy 14-1 (10-1) Towards rear, ridden and headway over a1f out, ran on, not reached leaders, 5th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Peace In Our Time (10-4) at Southwell 1m 3f am hcp 0-52 (6) fbs.
Firefly 20-1 (8-6) Towards rear, ridden over 3f out, never in contention, 9th of 13, 6l behind Dubai Celebration (9-5) at Musselburgh 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.