Victorian Number was all out to score by a short-head over 7f here last time. Upped 4lb today, he may find STRATEGIC ACTION too good over today's trip. The latter was headed on the line on the Turf at Lingfield last time but is a course and distance winner and Linda Jewell's charge gets the vote. Karate is capable of going close if in the mood and Blue Deer is back on a winning mark and beat Wyndham Wave over 7f here last October. Rapid Water is unreliable but is a dual winner over track and trip and can figure on a going day.
Blue Deer (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) In touch in rear, ridden and headway entering final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Abhaath (9-10) at Lingfield 1m sell stks (6) pol.
Karate (IRE) 5-1fav (9-0) Soon led, clear entering final 3f, headed inside final furlong, weakened quickly, 9th of 12, 4l behind Super Duplex (9-5) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Victorian Number (FR) 6-4fav (9-6) Led early, tracked leader, ridden to challenge inside final 2f, led narrowly 1f out, headed narrowly inside final furlong, stayed on to regain lead final stride, won at Kempton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in May beating Blue Noodles (9-4) by shd, 8 ran.
Strategic Action (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Held up in mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, ridden to lead well inside ifnal furlong, caught post, 2nd of 13, ns behind Pink Lips (9-5) at Lingfield 1m hcp (6) sft in May.
Ebony Song (USA) 33-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, driven 2f out, soon lost place, behind final furlong, last of 9, 10l behind Mubtadi (9-0) at Bath 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
Guardi (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) In touch on outside, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 13, 9l behind The Mongoose (9-8) at Salisbury 7f ldy hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Wyndham Wave 9-2fav (8-12) Mid-division, headway 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 12, 8l behind April Ciel (9-1) at Chepstow 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in May.
Two Minds (FR) 100-1 (9-3) Raced wide, never better than mid-division, 7th of 13, 9l behind Udabaa (9-3) at Kempton 1m 3yo mdn stks (4) pol in May '10.
Rapid Water 12-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, some late moderate headway, never involved, 9th of 13, 13l behind Pink Lips (9-5) at Lingfield 1m hcp (6) sft in May.
Princess Spirit 33-1 (9-4) Held up, headway on outer over 4f out, ridden to press leader 2f out, weakened final furlong, 11th of 13, 7l behind Young Jackie (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Spellmaker 5-1fav (8-13) Slowly into stride, towards rear, ridden halfway, headway under pressure over 1f out, one pace and no impression final furlong, 9th of 16, 5l behind Chosen One (9-2) at Bath 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Apr.
South Kenter (USA) 8-1 (8-4) Slowly into stride and always behind, tailed off, 13th of 14, 24l behind Prince Of Passion (9-6) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in May.
Delicious Patrica 100-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, always behind, last of 8, 11l behind Dilgura (9-0) at Bath 6f fll mdn stks (5) gd in May.
Rigid 13-2 (8-10) Steadies start, took keen hold in rear, pushed along over 3f out, switched right 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 7, 3l behind Spinning Ridge (9-6) at Bath 1m hcp (6) fm in May.