Recent winner PENTON HOOK is fancied to land the odds once again with Some Sunny Day considered the main danger. The selection was a winner here last time out, defeating Amazing Tiger at the odds of 20/1. His dam was a winner over ten furlongs so this trip should be within range and Peter Winkworth's gelding should run well. Some Sunny Day is a course and distance winner and Hugh Morrison's filly was not disgraced in a better race at York last time out. She is probably nearing the ceiling with regard to her handicap mark but she should give punters a run for their money. Lunar River isn't being cut any slack by the handicapper, Black N Brew represents a trainer who is in better form now however he has plenty to find with the selection on their run here last time, whilst Northern Spy is still 7lb higher than his last winning mark. Free Tussy completes the field; he might not be the most straightforward of horses but he certainly has the form to go close and the presence of the in-form Ryan Moore in the saddle must be considered a bonus. Penton Hook however gets the vote.
Northern Spy (USA) 14-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, came towards stands side rail in straight, struggling over 2f out, 13th of 14, 21l behind Cape Hawk (9-0) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Free Tussy (ARG) 10-3fav (8-11) Behind, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 9, 6l behind Worth A King's (9-6) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f app hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Penton Hook 20-1 (8-13) Took keen hold, chased leaders, progress into second 2f out, led entering final 1f, driven and kept on well (hand timed), won at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Amazing Tiger (9-4) by 1l, 10 ran.
Some Sunny Day 8-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden and every chance over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 19, 7l behind Starla Dancer (8-11) at York 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Lunar River (FR) 12-1 (9-6) Travelling well, in touch, smooth headway from 3f out, switched right over 1f out, pressed winner inside final furlong, ridden and found nil, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Kildare Sun (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Black N Brew (USA) 4-1fav (9-2) Held up, pushed along over 3f out, soon ridden and one paced, plugged on final furlong, never any chance, 5th of 10, 6l behind Penton Hook (8-13) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.