SUMMER SUN looks to have her easiest opportunity so far. She went close over C&D last month when La Passionata finished back in eighth and despite not lasting home over 7f here on her latest start, she still finished ahead of stablemate Back For Tea. The latter has finished much closer since then but has now had 19 starts without winning. It's difficult to make a serious case for any of the remainder given Ishi gets first-time headgear after an 11 length defeat at Kempton last time when both Island Express and Sign Pro finished even further behind.
Back For Tea (IRE) 33-1 (8-0) Held up, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, kept on, 4th of 9, 1 1/2l behind Basle (9-2) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Island Express (IRE) 66-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, took keen hold in touch, pushed along 3f out, soon outpaced, 5th of 9, 20l behind Kalokagathia (9-3) at Kempton 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Sign Pro (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Slowly away, outpaced, moderate late headway, 6th of 9, 21l behind Kalokagathia (9-3) at Kempton 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Ishi 20-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, went 3rd halfway, ridden and no impression final 2f, 3rd of 9, 11l behind Kalokagathia (9-3) at Kempton 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol.
La Passionata 66-1 (8-12) Steadied start, towards rear, never a factor, 8th of 9, 8l behind Polar Venture (9-3) at Lingfield 6f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Summer Sun 6-1 (8-12) Close up, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon headed, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 6l behind Flavius Victor (9-3) at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (5) pol.