Thecornishcowboy bids for a C&D hat trick after his latest win on Tuesday but was well beaten over 1m2f here on Wednesday and carries a double penalty so Eagle Nebula may reverse earlier running. Chookie Hamilton has 6lb extra for his recent defeat of Kames Park and has already been beaten since but the likes of Jacobs Son and Cool Sky are looking to take advantage of a slide down the weights. SWEET LAVENDER began this season on an 8lb higher mark and, after going very close at Kempton last time, Michael Wigham's filly might be up to landing this.
Thecornishcowboy 3-1fav (10-2) Towards rear, switched to outer over 4f out, effort 2f out, no impression final furlong, 7th of 10, 3l behind Calypso Magic (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Chookie Hamilton 5-4fav (9-6) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 3f out, led inside final furlong, driven and headed final strides, 2nd of 8, nk behind Stand Guard (10-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Ministry 4-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, headway to join leader over 8f out, every chance over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 6, 11l behind The Absent Mare (8-10) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Sweet Lavender (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance from over 1f out, ran on, just held, 2nd of 14, hd behind Beat Route (9-9) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Eagle Nebula 25-1 (9-9) Raced wide mid-division, headway to tracked leaders halfway, ridden and every chance from 2f out, not quicken inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 1 3/4l behind Thecornishcowboy (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Daniel Thomas (IRE) 5-1fav (9-7) Mid-division in touch, outpaced over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 12th of 14, 9l behind Idol Deputy (9-8) at Lingfield 1m 2f app hcp (6) pol.
Jacobs Son 22-1 (8-13) In touch, tracked leaders over 4f out, ridden 3f out, kept on same pace final 2f, 3rd of 13, 9l behind Saaboog (9-0) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Oct.
Kames Park (IRE) 8-1 (10-3) Steadied start in rear, headway 2f out, kept on to chase easy winner 1f out, 2nd of 11, 4l behind Chookie Hamilton (10-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f amat hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Cool Sky 9-2 (9-7) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, ran on, 3rd of 13, 4l behind Mutual Regard (9-7) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Whiepa Snappa (IRE) 20-1 (8-6) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, ridden 2f out, no impression, 8th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Thecornishcowboy (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.