Giant Sequoia beat Rajeh easily enough over track and trip last time but that was the veteran's first win on the Flat since 2009 and he's harder to fancy carrying a penalty. Zinnobar also beat Rajeh over course and distance earlier this month with GHUFA back in third. But the latter re-opposes on better terms and is taken to come out best on only his second start of the year. Lingfield Lupus finished closer here last time and is preferred to the likes of Hamble and Fire In Babylon.
Hamble 3-1fav (10-7) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway on inside 6f out, ridden over 2f out, one pace and no impression from over 1f out, 4th of 8, 8l behind Royal Etiquette (10-4) at Windsor 1m 4f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gs.
Fire In Babylon (IRE) 40-1 (8-12) Dwelt, always behind, tailed off, 8th of 9, 33l behind Warrigal (9-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5).
Giant Sequoia (USA) 5-1 (8-12) In rear, headway on outer over 2f out, led approaching final furlong, ridden and soon clear, won at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp (6) pol beating Rajeh (8-12) by 7l, 10 ran.
Zinnobar 5-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, effort on inner to lead approaching final furlong, ridden out, won at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp (6) pol beating Rajeh (8-12) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.
Chantecler 20-1 (9-1) Soon tracking leader, led over 8f out, headed approaching final 2f, chased winner until hampered on rail well over 1f out and lost 2nd, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 7l behind Ragged Robbin (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Ghufa (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 3rd, nearest finish, 3rd of 12, 4l behind Zinnobar (8-9) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp (6) pol.
Illegale (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Raced wide towards rear, never near leaders, 8th of 12, 12l behind Zinnobar (8-9) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp (6) pol.
Rajeh (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Raced wide tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, chased clear winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 7l behind Giant Sequoia (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp (6) pol.
Awesome Rock (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 3f out on outer, ridden and faded over 1f out, 11th of 16, 13l behind Impertinent (8-7) at Lingfield 1m 4f app hcp 0-55 (6) pol in Oct.
Lingfield Lupus (IRE) 8-1 (8-7) Prominent, ridden to lead and edged left over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 2l behind Topaling (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Alba Verde 5-1 (8-5) Chased leaders on outside, went 2nd over 3f out until ridden and hung badly left inside final 3f, chased leaders under pressure, weakened 2f out, 10th of 13, 21l behind Appyjack (9-0) at Ffos Las 1m hcp 0-55 (6) gs.