This is a competitive contest and narrow preference is for MATSUNOSUKE who just gets the nod ahead of Judd Street and Mood Music. The selection has won his last three starts at this venue, including a Listed contest a couple of starts back, and he looks to have a leading chance of completing a Lingfield four-timer. He is arguably better over 5f, but he is still a force over today's trip and he can just edge out his rivals. Judd Street is a course and distance winner but he did disappoint on his last start at Nad Al Sheba last month. He his worth considering today, along with Mood Music who won in decent style in Germany earlier this month. Arganil has won his last three starts and he scored in good style at Southwell last week when he beat Obe Gold. He is progressive, although it could be argued that he is better over the minimum trip. There are plenty in with chances here and the narrow preference is for Matsunosuke.
Green Manalishi (9-11) 13th of 17, 9l behind Marchand D'or (9-11) at Longchamp 5f Grp 1 (1) sft in Oct.
Matsunosuke 7-2jt-fav (10-2) Raced keenly towards rear, never in contention, 7th of 8, 6l behind Thebes (8-6) at W'hampton 6f hcp 0-100 (2) pol.
Mood Music (8-11) won at Dortmund 6f stk std beating Mharadono (9-4) by 7l, 5 ran.
Stoneacre Lad (IRE) 22-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened 2f out, last of 8, 18l behind Matsunosuke (9-6) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Jan.
Arganil (USA) 10-3 (9-4) Made all, pushed clear, edged left well over 1f out, ran on, won at Southwell 5f hcp 0-95 (3) fbs beating Obe Gold (8-4) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran.
Judd Street 12-1 (9-0) 6th of 10, 5l behind J J The Jet Plane (9-4) at Nad Al Sheba 6f Grp 3 (1) gf in Feb.
Judge 'n Jury 7-1 (9-3) Prominent, every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 17, 4 1/2l behind Icelandic (9-3) at Doncaster 6f lst stk (1) sft in Nov.
Rowe Park 11-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, held up, pushed along 2f out, ridden when not clear run inside final furlong, never dangerous, 10th of 12, 5l behind Peace Offering (8-12) at Newmarket 5f lst stk (1) gf in Oct.
Strike Up The Band 33-1 (8-11) 10th of 11, 15l behind Force Freeze (8-11) at Nad Al Sheba 5f Cond Stakes std in Feb.
Crimson Fern (IRE) 10-1 (8-7) Missed break, raced keenly, held up, stayed on under pressure final furlong, never going pace to trouble leaders, 7th of 12, 3l behind Peace Offering (8-12) at Newmarket 5f lst stk (1) gf in Oct.