Another typically trappy Lingfield handicap, in which there are more negatives than positives about the runners, but TEN DOWN is capable of taking it from Brandywell Boy and Poppanan. Micky Quinn's gelding has a great strike rate on the all-weather, with seven wins from 20 runs, albeit the last was back in March. These are racing at this level for a reason though, and there's not much decent, recent form to be shouting about. Poppanan is the least exposed, with this just his fourth run. Disappointing here on debut, he then won a Bath maiden and was runner up here on his handicap debut last month. There's probably still improvement to come, and he's got a decent draw. Brandywell Boy is off a realistic mark, and did win two runs back at Goodwood, but has tasted success previously on the Polytrack. You can make a case for most in a wide open affair, but our support goes to Ten Down.
Master Lightfoot 7-1 (9-1) With leaders, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, weakened final 100 yards, 7th of 10, 3l behind Lucky Leigh (8-10) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Poppanan (USA) 5-2fav (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, took 2nd near finish, 2nd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Billy Red (8-13) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Love You Louis 11-1 (8-7) Chased leaders on outer, kept on one pace under pressure to take 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Evelyn May (8-1) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Step It Up (IRE) 8-1 (8-0) Held up in touch, under pressure halfway, ran on final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 17, 1 1/2l behind Even Bolder (8-0) at Ascot 5f app hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Brandywell Boy (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, hampered half way, every chance over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 5th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Even Bolder (9-0) at Goodwood 5f all hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Rio Royale (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 8l behind Simple Rhythm (8-0) at Lingfield 6f 3yo app hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Sep.
Kyle (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, always in rear, 12th of 13, 8l behind Liberty Island (9-4) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Ten Down 8-1 (9-3) Held up, driven and struggling over 1f out, never a factor, 7th of 8, 5l behind Thoughtsofstardom (8-5) at Folkestone 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.
Chosen Son (IRE) 10-1 (7-13) Slowly into stride, always in rear, last of 12, 11l behind Dvinsky (9-5) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Come On Buckers (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) With leader, ridden and effort well over 1f out, one pace and no impression final furlong, 7th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Mayoman (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.