REQUISITE can take the opener, while Bluebok and Silver Prelude are much respected. The selection has been in good form of late in making the frame at both Musselburgh and Hamilton from similar marks on turf, and the switch back to the Polytrack with a good enough draw here may well pay dividends. She has never won on this surface when tried at Lingfield previously, but she was racing from marks a fair bit higher than tonight's and she may well be up to the task. Bluebok is just 2lbs higher than when taking a similarly moderate Lingfield handicap last time and will not be far away again, although Milton Bradley's gelding has a poor draw to contend with and has never won here in five previous tries, making him opposable. Silver Prelude is another who has been well beaten in four of his previous tries at this venue and although he has won from higher marks in the past this looks a tough enough ask given his current ability. Garstang, on the other hand, acts well here, where he has won twice over course and distance this campaign. However, he has not been good enough to win from a mark similar to this for three years and he too can be taken on. Lethal may just have too much weight and Agnes Love needs to show a bit more improvement, so Requisite is the pick here.
Drifting Gold 11-2 (9-1) Chased leaders on outer, challenging over 2f out, soon hanging left, weakened final furlong, 7th of 8, 10l behind Rocker (8-13) at Epsom Downs 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Garstang 17-2 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden when chasing leading pair over 1f out, no impression when carried head high inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Sudden Impact (9-10) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Jul.
Fromsong (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Led and disputed to halfway, ridden 2f out, soon beaten, 13th of 14, 7l behind Solemn (9-1) at Windsor 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Requisite 8-1 (9-1) In rear, ridden halfway, nearest finish, 8th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Royal Intruder (9-3) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Ten Down 25-1 (8-11) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 11, 13l behind Invincible Lad (9-4) at Leicester 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Lethal 8-1 (8-12) Went right start, soon led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened final 50 yards, 5th of 14, 2l behind Global Village (8-13) at Kempton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Jul.
Bluebok 12-1 (9-2) Quickly away, settled in 3rd, ridden to challenge 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Lingfield 5f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Jul beating Agnes Love (9-0) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Silver Prelude 11-8fav (9-5) Led, shaken up over 1f out, weakened and headed 1f out, 8th of 10, 4l behind Rough Rock (8-9) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jul.
Wreningham 20-1 (9-4) Prominent, driven to challenge and every chance over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 1 1/4l behind Rough Rock (8-9) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jul.
Woodcote (IRE) 12-1 (9-9) Slowly away, always well in rear, last of 10, 16l behind Bluebok (9-2) at Lingfield 5f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Jul.
Joss Stick 8-1 (9-4) Mid-division, pushed along 2f out, weakened quickly over 1f out, 10th of 11, 9l behind Maggie Kate (8-13) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gs.
Agnes Love 11-1 (9-0) Chased leader, ridden to lead briefly 1f out, chased winner after, one pace and just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Bluebok (9-2) at Lingfield 5f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Jul.