Portmonarch went close at Lingfield last time and has claims along with recent course runner-up Grendisar. Flying Tempo looks high enough in the weights now while Keep Calm and Grayswood have something to prove stepping up in trip. Warrigal may bounce back after a disappointing reappearance at Doncaster but the vote goes to Luca Cumani's MALLORY HEIGHTS, beaten a couple of lengths at Windsor on his handicap debut and racing off the same mark today.
Portmonarch (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Close up, ridden to go 3rd when ran wide bend into straight 2f out, driven and ran on towards finish, not quite reached leaders, 3rd of 6, 1/2l behind Relentless (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Warrigal (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) In rear, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 17l behind Disclaimer (9-7) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Apr.
Flying Tempo 3-1fav (9-7) In touch in rear, ridden 2f out, never a factor, 5th of 6, 6l behind Relentless (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Grendisar (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Held up in touch, headway on inside over 2f out, ridden to lead well over 1f out, headed and not pace of winner final 125 yards, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Spillway (9-4) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.
Mallory Heights (IRE) 3-1 (9-7) Soon chasing leaders, pushed along over 3f out, staying on same pace when not clear run and switched left inside final furlong, no impression, 5th of 8, 2l behind Brick Rising (8-7) at Windsor 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr.
Keep Calm 14-1 (8-11) Chased leaders disputing 4th, pushed along over 3f out, plugged on against near side rail inside final furlong , went 3rd close home, no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 9, 5l behind He's A Striker (8-8) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Grayswood 15-2 (9-3) With leader, pushed along 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 6l behind Tight Knit (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.