Evergreen Forest reversed earlier running with today's rival Asia Minor when scoring over track and trip last time. Both look likely to have a say in this while Activate's recent efforts in plating races behind the much higher rated Stand Guard give him a chance. Wom was winning for the first time on the Flat when successful at Lingfield last month and is up 5lb for his trouble while Thereabouts continues to live up to his name and finished fourth at Wolverhampton last week. MAISON BRILLET ended a long losing run at Lingfield on his latest start and remains on a decent mark compared to his best efforts. Clive Cox's charge is fancied to go in again now he's rediscovered his form.
Maison Brillet (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, held up, headway to track leaders over 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden out, won at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating El Libertador (8-9) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Evergreen Forest (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, led and edged right inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Irene Kennet (9-3) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Activate 5-1 (9-1) Led after 1f, ridden 3f out, headed 2f out, soon outpaced by winner, 2nd of 4, 10l behind Stand Guard (9-8) at Southwell 1m 4f clm stks (6) fbs.
Shalambar (IRE) 7-1 (9-9) Dwelt, tracked leaders, led 4f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 5l behind Mcbirney (9-3) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Wom 12-1 (9-7) Raced keenly, held up behind, headway on inside over 1f out, switched right and ran on well inside final furlong, led narrowly final strides, won at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan beating Broughtons Bandit (9-3) by hd, 10 ran.
Thereabouts (USA) 5-2fav (9-7) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 3l behind Mubtadi (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Minority Interest 20-1 (9-5) Took keen hold, held up in last trio, short lived effort on inside over 1f out, 6th of 8, 8l behind Cousin Khee (9-9) at Lingfield 1m 5f mdn stks (5) pol.
Amen (IRE) 20-1 (9-11) Steadied start, held up in rear, well behind final 3f, tailed off, 12th of 15, 33l behind Arashi (8-12) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Mount Abora (IRE) 6-1 (8-9) Held up in 4th, headway to 3rd over 5f out, went 2nd over 3f out until ridden over 2f out, stayed on to regain 2nd 1f out, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 7, 7l behind Discovery Bay (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 4f App sell stks (6) pol.
Mazij 9-1 (9-2) Led, ridden over 3f out, headed over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, last of 7, 31l behind Discay (8-13) at Southwell 1m 4f hacp 0-70 (5) fbs.
Queen Of Skies (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Close up, ridden 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 12, 19l behind Hepworth (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f fll hcp (0-75) (5) pol in Jan.
Asia Minor (IRE) 5-2fav (9-2) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 13, 3/4l behind Evergreen Forest (9-7) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Sir Dylan 25-1 (9-2) Steadied and switched right after start, took keen hold and held up towards rear in steadily run race, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to get competitive, 7th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Bridge That Gap (9-6) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.