Bertie Blu Boy completed a hat-trick of course and distance victories last month and has continued to perform with credit from his revised mark. He was just behind WEST LEAKE BOY last time but had the worst of the draw, as he has today, and the latter can confirm the form and gain his 10th victory. Catalinas Diamond was a long way behind Bertie Blu Boy last month but improved when dropped back to 6f at the beginning of the month for which a 2lb rise looks lenient. Teen Ager won this last year but is 8lb higher while the 16-times winner Hinton Admiral has a wide berth to overcome.
Bertie Blu Boy 4-1 (9-2) Headway to lead over 5f out, ridden over 1f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 2l behind Presumido (9-2) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Chevise (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Raced wide mid-division, ridden halfway, weakened 2f out, 9th of 11, 14l behind Presumido (9-2) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Teen Ager (FR) 20-1 (9-1) In touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, effort inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 12, 2l behind Foie Gras (8-9) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Perfect Pastime 33-1 (9-5) Dwelt in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on, not reach leaders, 5th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Ghost Train (9-6) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
West Leake (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Mid-division, headway entering final 3f, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, not quicken close home, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Presumido (9-2) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Bold Ring 25-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, brief effort over 2f out, well held final furlong, 10th of 11, 14l behind Anjuna Beach (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Catalinas Diamond (IRE) 11-4fav (9-6) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway entering final furlong, led final 75 yards, won at Lingfield 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol beating Rose Garnet (9-4) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Black Truffle (FR) 8-1 (9-3) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on, not reach leaders, 4th of 12, 2l behind Ghost Train (9-6) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Welsh Inlet (IRE) 25-1 (8-2) Raced wide in touch, pushed along halfway, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, last of 7, 6l behind Secret Millionaire (9-4) at Kempton 5f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Hinton Admiral 8-1 (8-10) Dwelt and slow into stride, keen headway on outer to track leaders over 4f out, ridden 2f out, faded final furlong, 6th of 7, 10l behind Pipers Piping (8-10) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Little Red Nell (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Held up, pushed along on outside 3f out, modest headway over 1f out, never on terms and well beaten by leaders final furlong, 4th of 8, 9l behind Jolly Red Jeanz (8-9) at Kempton 6f mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Zammy 7-1 (8-13) Tracked leader over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 12, 7l behind Munaawib (8-12) at Southwell 7f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs in May.
Fishlake Rebel 18-1 (8-7) Chased leader, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 12th of 14, 11l behind Rocket Ronnie (9-6) at Beverley 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Baytown Bertie 66-1 (8-2) Chased leaders 5f, tailed off, last of 10, 23l behind Sword of The Lord (8-11) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Oct.