AQUILONIUS can confirm recent running with Jack Who's He and follow-up his recent victory over C&D. 4lb higher today. The three-year-old is just preferred to veteran Red Somerset, who usually runs his race at this level and should be in the firing-line again. Tuscania hasn't won since her debut in 2010 and looks no nearer winning while The Happy Hammer is high enough in the weights at present. However, the handicapper has given Irish import Fairy Wing a chance dropping him 6lb after a couple of defeats in claimers.
Tuscania 6-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, effort over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Kaafel (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Jack Who's He (IRE) 2-1 (8-10) Raced wide in touch, ridden over 2f out, beaten over 1f out, 5th of 6, 6l behind Stir Trader (8-12) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Aquilonius (IRE) 5-2fav (9-1) Always prominent, took keen hold, led over 1f out, hard ridden, stayed on well, won at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol beating Jack Who's He (8-13) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Red Somerset (USA) 9-4fav (9-7) Led, ridden over 1f out, 2 lengths clear entering final furlong, headed final strides, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Legal Legacy (9-5) at Lingfield 7f clm stks (6) pol in May.
Fairy Wing (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Pulled hard tracking leaders, effort 2f out, never able to challenge, 5th of 9, 5l behind Brocklebank (9-0) at Lingfield 7f clm stks (6) pol.
Benandonner (USA) 25-1 (10-9) Raced keenly, led, ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Teide Peak (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f am hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
The Happy Hammer (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Dwelt, held up in rear, switched left inside final furlong, never dangerous, 9th of 12, 6l behind Light From Mars (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.