Frequency has done most of his winning in plating company but is not easily dismissed back on the Polytrack, while Sarah's Art went close over C&D a week ago and will be winning again soon on that evidence. However, preference is for DELIBERATION, who landed a hat-trick on turf recently and ran another good race when second at Catterick during the week. He can race off a 5lb lower mark on his Polytrack debut so Kevin Ryan's charge gets the vote. Chjimes could prove best of the rest.
Shostakovich (IRE) 7-2 (9-6) Close up, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, edged right and ran on, won at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol beating Roman Strait (9-3) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Frequency 25-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden and no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Flameoftheforest (9-7) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Sir Nod 14-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, never dangerous, 11th of 12, 7l behind Titus Gent (9-1) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Chjimes (IRE) 11-1 (9-2) Dwelt in rear, never a factor, 8th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Absa Lutte (9-2) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Commanche Raider (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) In touch, ridden over 1f out, soon faded, 9th of 14, 6l behind Flameoftheforest (9-7) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Sarah's Art (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Towards rear, effort on inside over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, unable to reach leaders, 5th of 10, 3/4l behind Millyluvstobouggie (9-1) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Deliberation (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Soon led, headed after 2f, with leader, led again over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Rowan Spirit (9-0) at Catterick 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Loyal Royal (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) In rear, headway to mid-division over 3f out, ridden and weakened 1f out, 10th of 11, 6l behind Seneschal (8-0) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Overwhelm 6-1 (9-3) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 6, 8l behind Royal Bajan (8-11) at Wolverhampton 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jun.
Adventure Story 10-1 (9-7) Dwelt in rear, ridden and kept on final furlong, never near leaders, 6th of 13, 4l behind Colourbearer (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Athaakeel (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, stayed on final furlong, no impression, 5th of 17, 4 1/2l behind El Dececy (8-13) at Bath 6f hcp 0-58 (6) gd.
Mey Blossom 22-1 (9-0) Went right start, raced centre, behind, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 6th of 16, 1 3/4l behind Style And Panache (9-5) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Volito 7-1 (9-2) Held up, headway 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Shostakovich (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.