Exceedexpectations sauntered to a six length win over track and trip last time so it was no surprise to see him raised 10lb. He'll do well to shrug off that hike in the weights and the lightly-raced PRESIDENTE makes more appeal. He has shown only modest form in maidens so far but better is expected now handicapping for the first time. Passing By is a course and distance winner and has slipped down the weights after three subsequent outings over 1m2f while Misstemper steps up in distance after scoring over 6f at Southwell. Mister Mayday has been thereabouts of late without being quite good enough.
Exceedexpectations 7-2fav (9-12) Went slightly right start, tracked leader, led 4f out, clear from 2f out, easily, won at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Cyflymder (9-2) by 6l, 11 ran.
Kakapuka 20-1 (9-9) With leader, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 13, 2 1/2l behind My Single Malt (9-8) at Chester 1m ldy hcp (4) gf.
Tevez 33-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 9th of 13, 7l behind Sheikh The Reins (9-3) at Kempton 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jun.
Presidente 33-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders and keen, ridden and weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 7l behind Jailawi (9-5) at Doncaster 7f 3yo mdn (5) gf.
Passing By 20-1 (7-9) Raced keenly, pressed leader until pushed along 2f out, chased leaders under pressure, weakened quickly over 1f out, soon behind, last of 8, 16l behind Tearless (9-13) at Salisbury 1m 2f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Misstemper (IRE) 7-2 (9-6) With leader until ridden halfway, switched right over 1f out, driven and stayed on to lead post, won at Southwell 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Jun beating Meebo (9-2) by hd, 10 ran.
Where's Reiley (USA) 8-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, under pressure halfway, weakened 2f out, 7th of 9, 10l behind Fairy Mist (9-0) at Brighton 6f sell hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Mister Mayday (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, headway over 2f out, kept on to take 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Glebe Spirit (9-4) at Newbury 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.