Marjong has been placed over 6f recently and Exceedexpectations is chasing a hat-trick of course and distance wins having defied a 10lb rise in the weights last time. He's upped a further 5lb for this while Secret Success can be forgiven finishing last at Kempton as his reins broke and he had been in good form before that. But CHARTER is one that is least exposed and he gets the nod having finished fourth at Kempton a fortnight ago on his first start of the year.
Marjong 5-1 (9-7) Towards rear, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, not reach winner, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Dissent (9-4) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Exceedexpectations 6-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, challenged 2f out, ridden 1f out, led inside final furlong, held on well, won at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Jul beating Where's Reiley (9-3) by 1l, 8 ran.
Secret Success 11-4fav (9-12) Prominent, took keen hold, rider having tack problems from over 4f out, ran wide over 3f out, virtually pulled up from 2f out, last of 13, 29l behind Galatian (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Charter (IRE) 4-1 (9-12) Prominent, took keen hold, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 1 3/4l behind Galatian (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Multitask 4-1 (9-9) Dwelt, mid-division, effort over 2f out, soon no impression, last of 8, 13l behind Langley Vale (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul.
Harry Bosch 20-1 (9-12) Held up, ridden 2f out, never a factor, 6th of 8, 16l behind Trulee Scrumptious (8-10) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Evident (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Held up behind, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 6th of 10, 7l behind Kakatosi (9-10) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Boboli Gardens 16-1 (10-0) Tracked winner until ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 5, 26l behind Global Leader (9-8) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Medam 9-1 (8-10) Awkwardly away, held up behind in touch, driven 3f out, ridden 2f out, stayed on to chase leaders inside final furlong, no impression, 4th of 7, 4l behind Simply Shining (9-5) at Newcastle 7f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
The Happy Hammer (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, off the pace towards rear, headway under pressure over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 10, 5l behind Belle Bayardo (9-6) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jul.