TANGHAN can take this if running anywhere near the form of his debut second at York. He subsequently disappointed at Warwick in August but Richard Fahey's charge has little to beat on his first start since. Summer Sun was engaged at Kempton yesterday but has finished ahead of Jermatt, Island Express and Desert Red recently and it would be no surprise if the newcomer Carbas, a half-brother to a winner in Italy, turns out best of the the opposition.
Island Express (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, in touch and keen ridden over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong until no extra near finish, 3rd of 6, 4l behind Captain Kendall (9-3) at Lingfield 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Jermatt 4-5fav (9-12) Slight lead, edged left over 3f out, headed halfway, ridden and lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Outbid (8-1) at Lingfield 5f mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Desert Red (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Led, ridden over 1f out, soon headed, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 9l behind Captain Kendall (9-3) at Lingfield 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Summer Sun 14-1 (9-7) Pressed leader, bumped over 3f out, led narrowly halfway, soon ridden, headed 1f out, chased winner and kept on same pace after, 2nd of 6, 1l behind Outbid (8-1) at Lingfield 5f mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Carbas (ITY) Acclamation colt out of Carya.
Proventi 20-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, driven 2f out, never on terms, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 7l behind Sofi's Spirit (8-8) at Lingfield 6f 2yo clm stks (6) pol in Dec.
Tanghan (IRE) Evensfav (9-3) Pushed along to track leaders, ridden halfway, never going pace of leading pair, not trouble leaders, 3rd of 7, 4l behind Fletcher Christian (9-3) at Warwick 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Aug.
Actonetaketwo 100-1 (8-7) Keen tracked leader after 1f, ridden weakened 2f out, last of 7, 18l behind Rene Mathis (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.