NOVERRE TO GO is invariably thereabouts in this grade and should be all the better for his third at Lingfield when just behind Kuanyao. Ron Harris' charge can reverse that running today and is preferred to recent Brighton scorer Hamoody. New Leyf ideally needs very fast ground and Ocean Legend has never won on turf and looks to have plenty to find on these terms. Scruffy Tramp has been competing in much stronger races but looks to be out of sorts at present.
Hamoody (USA) 6-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, ran on, won at Brighton 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd beating Sir Pedro (9-4) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Kuanyao (IRE) 3-1 (9-1) Led after 1f, ridden and headed inside final furlong, rallied gamely nearing finish, just held, 2nd of 6, hd behind Aye Aye Digby (9-10) at Lingfield 6f clm stks (6) pol.
New Leyf (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on and headed towards finish, 4th of 8, 3/4l behind Mac's Superstar (9-3) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Noverre To Go (IRE) 9-2 (9-8) Took keen hold, chased leaders, went 3rd on inside over 2f out, edging left and one pace when ridden over 1f out, 3rd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Aye Aye Digby (9-10) at Lingfield 6f clm stks (6) pol.
Diamonds A Dancing 66-1 (9-13) Mid-division, driven over 2f out, kept on same pace, never on terms, 5th of 10, 11l behind Lightning Moon (9-3) at Salisbury 6f mdn stks (5) sft.
Fleeting Indian (IRE) 50-1 (8-13) In touch, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 9th of 10, 23l behind Welsh Inlet (9-4) at Brighton 7f hcp (6) gd in Apr.
Ocean Legend (IRE) 4-1 (9-4) In touch in 4th, ridden over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong until no extra towards finish, 3rd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Fanoos (9-6) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Scruffy Tramp (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Slowly away, outpaced and always in rear, last of 19, 36l behind G Force (9-4) at York 5f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Medal of Valour (JPN) 11-4fav (9-2) Soon led, headed 8f out, tracked leader, weakened 2f out, last of 12, 18l behind Green Wadi (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct '11.