Arctic Lynx is a rare winner nowadays and doesn't appeal as one likely to follow up a recent win at Kempton. If So couldn't cope with a further 4lb rise at the same track last time having landed a double at Lingfield before that while Big Wave's victory at Leicester last month came in a lower grade handicap and she's been beaten since. SHAFAANI was a set a stiff task in a hot sprint at Newmarket last time having dotted up in a maiden at Lingfield but Clive Brittain's filly is fancied to return to winning ways in this grade and gets the nod.
Cheveton 20-1 (8-13) Rider removed hood late, slowly away, towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never a factor, last of 10, 12l behind Harrison George (8-5) at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-105 (2) sft in Jun.
Arctic Lynx (IRE) 9-2fav (9-4) In touch, headway over 1f out, led entering final furlong, soon ridden, kept on towards finish, won at Kempton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol beating Tagula Night (9-3) by nk, 11 ran.
If So 8-1 (9-7) Mid-division in touch, headway and effort 2f out, soon chased leading pair, ridden inside final furlong, kept on, no impression, 3rd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Labienus (9-5) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jun.
Shafaani 20-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, pushed along after 2f, weakened final furlong, 10th of 13, 9l behind Zanetto (9-3) at Newmarket 6f 3yo aut stk (2) gd in Apr.
Coincidently 12-1 (9-4) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, soon lost place, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 33l behind Front Page News (8-8) at Newbury 7f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Big Wave (IRE) 11-4fav (9-11) Taken to post early, led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 5l behind Laughing Rock (8-6) at Leicester 6f fll hcp (5) gf.