Kindlelight Storm has shown nothing on two career starts on Turf and is best watched until doing so whereas BERTIE MOON has really taken to this Thameside venue, scoring nicely on his penultimate outing before succumbing by the minimum margin on a return visit a week later. He should be able to handle a 4lb rise and defy topweight in what rates a no more difficult contest. St Paul De Vence has performed with credit on all starts this term but keeps running into one or two too good and his second to Lawyer here over a mile was let down by the latter's modest Newmarket effort over the weekend. Starlit Cantata should give a good account off an unchanged mark, especially as her latest effort can be forgiven as, like many before her, she was forced very wide coming into the Lingfield straight and had no chance of recovery thereafter.
Bertie Moon 6-1 (9-6) Prominent, led over 2f out, edged left over 1f out, headed close home, 2nd of 13, ns behind If I Were A Boy (9-2) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Kindlelight Storm (USA) 40-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride, always in rear, weakened and eased over 1f out, 8th of 9, 45l behind No Win No Fee (9-0) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
St Paul De Vence (IRE) 5-1 (9-1) Chased leading pair, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, rallied inside final furlong, went 2nd close home, not pace to challenge, 2nd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Lawyer (9-4) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Choral Festival 12-1 (9-5) Held up in 6th, headway near side over 2f out, disputing well held 2nd when hung left inside final furlong, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind Balmoral Castle (9-5) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Triple Chief (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden on outside 2f out, stayed on under pressure over 1f out, not quite pace to challenge, 5th of 7, 1 1/2l behind Hiking (9-5) at Salisbury 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Casual Mover (IRE) 33-1 (9-7) Mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 6th of 13, 4 1/2l behind If I Were A Boy (9-2) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Starlit Cantata 12-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, outpaced 2f out, never dangerous, 8th of 11, 4l behind Grasped (9-13) at Lingfield 1m 2f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol.
Mr Wickfield 80-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, soon mid-division, ridden over 3f out, weakened, 12th of 15, 21l behind Loving Your Work (9-3) at Newbury 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.