Kantara Castle has strong claims of landing a hat trick after picking up a couple of plating races, including one over track and trip when just getting the better of Jazzy Lady. But the latter had earlier finished nearly three lengths behind BOOGANGOO in a handicap over course and distance and collateral form strongly suggests Keith Dalgleish's filly can come out best in this. Mildenhall has little chance at the weights and it doesn't bode well to see Royal Rainford making his racecourse debut in a lowly seller.
Kantara Castle (IRE) 3-1fav (9-1) Led 2f, tracked leaders, went 2nd over 1f out, ridden to lead again inside final furlong, kept on, won at Lingfield 7f 3yo clm stks (6) pol beating Ain't No Surprise (8-10) by 1l, 9 ran.
Boogangoo (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) In touch, effort over 1f out, soon lost action, eased final furlong, last of 6, 8l behind Groovejet (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Royal Rainford (IRE) Rock Of Gibraltar colt out of Royal Reprieve.
Mildenhall 12-1 (9-4) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 11th of 13, 12l behind Jazri (8-8) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.