Pat Millman's claim made all the difference for Shirataki at Lingfield earlier this month but he may be worth opposing back here off a 4lb higher mark. THANE OF CAWDOR won over course and distance last month before finishing third at Wolverhampton and has the beating of Beggers Belief. We'll give him another chance as Foxhaven is starting to get a bit long in the tooth and Mister Green is taking a big step up in distance. Al Amaan has only managed one victory in 36 career starts and is usually worth opposing while this may be too far for Cape Joy.
Foxhaven 6-1 (9-2) In touch, headway on outer 3f out, ridden and kept on one pace final furlong, 5th of 8, 3l behind Attwaal (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 4f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Monopoli 12-1 (9-1) Slowly away, keen early in touch, ridden halfway, weakened 3f out, eased 2f out, tailed off, 5th of 7, 40l behind Blades Lad (8-13) at Southwell 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Mar.
Shirataki (IRE) 11-4fav (9-7) In touch, headway over 3f out, led over 1f out, driven out, won at Lingfield 1m 4f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Gabrial's Hope (9-2) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Mister Green (FR) 14-1 (9-0) Tracked leadersd, ridden and effort to press leader approaching final furlong, not quicken inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 1/2l behind Kinglami (9-6) at Lingfield 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Al Amaan 4-1 (10-8) Slowly away, held up towards rear, headway to go 5th over 2f out, went 3rd over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 10, 6l behind Maslak (10-3) at Southwell 1m 6f am hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Mar.
James Pollard (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Held up in last pair, headway over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 5th of 8, 5l behind Stag Hill (8-6) at Kempton 1m 2f app hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Rowlestone Lad 66-1 (9-13) Mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, kept on same pace to take 4th place inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 7l behind Continental Divide (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol.
Cape Joy (IRE) 9-2 (8-13) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 4 1/2l behind If I Were A Boy (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f fll hcp (0-75) (5) pol.
Thane Of Cawdor (IRE) 10-3 (8-13) Led early, tracked leaders, challenged 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, unable to quicken, 3rd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Rock Song (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Beggers Belief 6-1 (9-5) In touch, bumped on outside and lost hind legs inside fnal 3f, ridden and not quicken 2f out, stayed on same pace and no impression final furlong, 6th of 13, 5l behind Thane Of Cawdor (9-4) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar.