Having run here yesterday, this may come too soon for the Deborah Evans-trained Latif so a safer option looks to be Taxman who is preferred to High Hope. The last mentioned ran promisingly over course and distance on his return from a lengthy absence three weeks ago but may find this coming too soon so Gary Moore's gelding may be best watched. Charlie Cyzer's Master'n Commander lost no caste in defeat behind Captain Margaret over shorter here last time and should be suited by the return to further so has to be considered, while Easy Laughter has claims on the pick of his form and comes from a stable in good heart right now. Shakerattleandroll is difficult to recommend on recent evidence and preference is for Taxman. Clive Brittain's gelding seemed not to stay two miles last time but is only 1lb higher than when beating Captain Margaret the time before over course and distance and on that evidence he looks the one to beat.
Rio De Janeiro (IRE) 50-1 (8-11) Always in rear, 19th of 20, well behind Dundry (8-12) at York 1m 6f hcp (4) sft in May.
High Hope (FR) 33-1 (7-13) Held up, headway over 3f out, every chance over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 10, 4l behind Zamboozle (8-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Easy Laughter (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Held up, ridden and headway 2f out, hung left from over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Young Mick (9-0) at W'hampton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Latif (USA) 3-1fav (8-6) Held up in touch, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Following Flow (9-2) at W'hampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Shakerattleandroll (IRE) 50-1 (8-7) Led, ridden, headed over 4f out, weakened over 3f out, last of 10, well behind Zamboozle (8-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Taxman (IRE) 11-4fav (8-2) In touch, hit rail 5f out, hampered again 4f out, not recover, 9th of 10, 32l behind Monte Cristo (9-3) at Lingfield 2m app hcp (5) pol.
Master'n Commander 11-1 (8-11) Held up, headway approaching final furlong, ran on, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Captain Margaret (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.