It was no surprise to see Mr Win hit with a 12lb rise in the weights after dotting up at Lingfield last month. He should still be thereabouts but EXCEEDER is just preferred. He's been kept to 6f and shorter so far but his breeding suggests this longer trip will bring improvement from Marco Botti's colt. Desert Ranger, Tyrsal and Uprise all won their penultimate starts at this track but failed to cope with a rise in the weights last time and Tommy's Secret may prove a bigger danger off his current mark.
Mr Win (IRE) 5-2 (8-8) Took keen hold early, tracked leader, led over 1f out, kept up to work and soon clear, very easily, won at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun beating Newton's Law (9-7) by 9l, 8 ran.
Exceeder 8-1 (9-1) Held up, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 6l behind Nova Champ (8-13) at Windsor 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Desert Ranger (IRE) 5-1 (9-6) Taken to post early, dwelt, close up in rear, ridden over 2f out, went 4th over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 4th of 6, 6l behind Mr McLaren (9-6) at Thirsk 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Tommy's Secret 40-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway under pressure over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, went 4th in closing stages, never going pace to threaten, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Scottish Glen (9-1) at Ascot 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Uprise 16-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, towards rear, effort over 2f out, never dangerous, 9th of 12, 12l behind Ace Master (9-1) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Someone's Darling 25-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 11, 11l behind Sarangoo (9-11) at Windsor 6f app hcp (5) gs.
Tyrsal (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Marmarus (8-4) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.