Stentorian bids for a hat-trick but it was only an amateurs' event he won last time and he's 10lb higher than when scoring over track and trip before that. SCOTTISH BOOGIE makes more appeal as he takes a drop in class having come up against the progressive Harry Buckle on his recent outings. Brendan Powell's charge can take advantage and come out best in this given Norfolk Sky is up another 5lb for his recent win over 1m2f here and Pahente takes a 10lb hike up the weights after his easy win in a low grade grade handicap at Kempton. Last year's winner The Holyman is out of form and Where's Susie needs to improve.
Scottish Boogie (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) In rear, wide and headway over 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Harry Buckle (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
The Holyman (IRE) 14-1 (9-8) Led for 2f, chased leader until weakened over 2f out, soon behind, tailed off, last of 13, 39l behind O Ma Lad (9-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Sep.
Stentorian (IRE) 5-2fav (10-7) Held up off the pace in rear of mid-division, good headway over 4f out, chased leaders 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Lingfield 1m 4f am hcp (0-70) (5) pol beating Maslak (9-8) by 2l, 11 ran.
Where's Susie 16-1 (9-1) Raced wide in mid-division, ridden and stayed on final 2f, went 3rd over 1f out, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Woolfall Treasure (9-13) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Norfolk Sky 4-1 (9-2) Close up, ridden to chase leader 2f out, led approaching final furlong, ridden out, won at Lingfield 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan beating Ze King (9-2) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.
Pahente 6-1 (9-9) Held up in touch, ridden over 3f out, led over 1f out, soon clear, ran on well, won at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-68 (6) pol in Jan beating Highly Likely (9-2) by 7l, 12 ran.