The once-useful Ermyn Lodge is the only course and distance winner here but he's been in very poor form, though in much better company. No Such Number is consistent enough at this sort of level though his best all-weather runs have been at Southwell. Ice Apple has had 20 starts on an artificial surface without winning but Dr Finley has scored over the trip at Lingfield from a 2lb lower mark. MISTER BOB has been well suited by stepping up to this trip and showed that stamina is no problem at Lingfield last time. He's only 3lb higher and Ted Durcan can steer him home again.
Jezza 5-1 (9-0) Hampered start towards rear, headway over 4f out, effort over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 8l behind Albonny (9-1) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul.
Gentlemax (FR) 12-1 (10-11) Prominent, took keen hold, ridden and struggling 5f out, well behind final 3f, tailed off, last of 8, 41l behind Royal Etiquette (10-4) at Windsor 1m 4f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gs.
Ermyn Lodge 28-1 (8-4) In rear, behind 7f out, detached final 4f, last of 10, well behind Spice Fair (9-2) at Sandown 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
No Such Number 7-2 (9-2) Held up in touch, effort over 2f out, stayed on well closing stages, 4th of 7, 5l behind Ninfea (8-12) at Yarmouth 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Mister Bob (GER) 5-2fav (8-8) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, ran on to lead closing stages, won at Lingfield 2m hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jul beating Conquestadim (9-4) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Berwin (IRE) 50-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, in rear, effort and switched right 2f out, no impression and well held final furlong, 8th of 9, 11l behind Sleeper (9-0) at Kempton 1m 4f flls hcp (0-70) (3yo+) (5) pol.
Dr Finley (IRE) 8-1 (8-7) Prominent, lost place over 3f out, 5th of 7, 9l behind Ninfea (8-12) at Yarmouth 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Ice Apple 10-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, headway tracking leaders from halfway, drivena long over 2f out, stayed on into 3rd inside final furlong and kept plugging away but no chance with winner, 3rd of 12, 6l behind Hell Hath No Fury (8-8) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jul.