Both Squirrel Wood and Admirals Walk disappointed when prominent in the betting on their latest starts. Chandrayaan was tailed off on last week's outing on the Polytrack here but Jackie Love pops-up occasionally at this level when in the mood. Surrey Dream's recent win at Brighton came in a seller so the vote goes to the veteran TAKITWO, who has been holding his form much better than today's opponents and looks up to winning in this grade off his current mark.
Takitwo 7-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never dangerous, 5th of 11, 4l behind The Mongoose (9-12) at Lingfield 1m app hcp (6) gf.
Squirrel Wood (IRE) 3-1fav (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 8l behind Sonnetation (8-4) at Bath 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Jul.
Admirals Walk (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Chased leading trio, ridden well over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd over 1f out, one pace and no impression, 3rd of 6, 9l behind Eton Rambler (9-7) at Brighton 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Chandrayaan 25-1 (8-13) Always in rear, 11th of 12, 17l behind The Great Gabrial (9-7) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Jackie Love (IRE) 5-1 (8-2) Took keen hold, tracked leader, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 5, 2 1/2l behind The Mongoose (9-2) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Allegri (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Prominent, 4th halfway, no extra from well over 1f out, 9th of 13, 13l behind Vale Of Clara (9-5) at Naas 6f 3yo & 4yo mdn in Jul '12.
King Of Wing (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Towards rear, never on terms, 11th of 14, 13l behind Boy The Bell (10-12) at Leicester 7f am hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jul.
Surrey Dream (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Steadied start, soon pushed along in rear, headway on outside over 2f out, plugged on inside final furlong, no threat to leading trio, 4th of 10, 4 1/2l behind For Shia And Lula (9-7) at Brighton 7f sell hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Yalding Dancer 20-1 (9-6) Steadied start, keen early, always in rear, last of 11, 18l behind Poetry Writer (9-6) at Lingfield 1m stks 0-55 (6) pol in Apr.