Fairy Mist won a poor seller at Lingfield last week and will find this tougher while all of the veteran Lytham's previous wins have been over longer distances including his recent victory at this track. CUTHBERT is moving in the opposite direction as he's been placed over 7f of late but this is his easiest task for some time and Mike Attwater's charge can take advantage. Compton Crofter has place claims at this level as do both Avon Supreme and Schoolboy Champ.
Fairy Mist (IRE) 4-6fav (9-8) Tracked leading pair, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, rallied on inside as leading pair ran wide on home turn, led over 1f out, driven to hold on close home, won at Lingfield 7f sell stks (6) pol beating Amber Moon (8-12) by nk, 5 ran.
Lytham (IRE) 7-2fav (9-5) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, soon ridden and kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Time Square (9-2) at Kempton 1m 2f app hcp (0-50) (7) pol.
Cuthbert (IRE) 15-2 (8-2) Dwelt keen held up, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, headway entering final furlong, soon hung right kept on towards finish, not trouble leaders, 3rd of 8, 3l behind Spinning Ridge (8-13) at Lingfield 7f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Son Of May 16-1 (10-4) Led, ridden and headed entering final 3f, weakened final furlong, 9th of 13, 12l behind Peace In Our Time (10-4) at Southwell 1m 3f am hcp 0-52 (6) fbs.
Rigid 16-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, headway to mid-division over 2f out, soon no impression, 6th of 11, 5l behind Reasons Unknown (9-6) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Compton Crofter 9-1 (8-7) Started slowly, held up last, switched left to outside 2f out, ran on steadily inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 6th of 10, 3l behind Flamborough Breeze (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Avon Supreme 12-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Rise To Glory (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Schoolboy Champ 50-1 (8-2) Slowly away raced wide, in touch towards rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, not trouble leaders, 5th of 8, 4l behind Prince James (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Hawaiian Freeze 40-1 (8-4) Always in rear, last of 10, 15l behind Verus Delicia (8-7) at Ffos Las 6f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Aug.