Despite only just landing a similar handicap last time we're backing REGENERATION to defy a mark rise and follow up here ahead Mutually Mine and Kuanyao. The selection ran on well to get up on the line in his last start to win by a neck and considering that was a well timed victory it's feasible to conclude that he has more to offer. That assumption is supported by the fact this one is unexposed so a four pound mark rise might not prevent another victory. Mutually Mine is up a pound despite defeat last time and while that is a bit of a negative he was only beaten less than a length that day and beat held a subsequent winner. Kuanyao looks to be improving and ran well in defeat off this rating last time following a cosy success when six pounds better off. More improvement will be needed to strike here but he is lightly raced enough to find it. Dance Club is also weighted to challenge after finding just one too good when a pound better off last time while Granny McPhee¿s mark is now looking tasty and she should be in the picture. There's a few ifs and buts around the leading players here but Regeneration looks open to the most improvement.
Summers Target (USA) 12-1 (8-9) Bumped start, always rear in group of five near stands side, 10th of 11, 11l behind Rapid Water (8-9) at Ascot 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Regeneration (IRE) 15-8fav (9-6) Held up mid-division, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 1f out, hard ridden and ran on to lead post, won at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol beating Art Market (9-6) by hd, 14 ran.
Mutually Mine (USA) 11-2 (9-3) Led, ridden over 2f out, driven over 1f out, headed final strides, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind Pressing Matters (9-8) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Granny McPhee 13-2 (9-13) Unseated rider leaving stalls, in a race won by Theocritus (10-5) at Brighton 1m 2f (5) fm, 11 ran.
Davids Matador 6-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway under pressure over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 7, 13l behind Carbon Hoofprint (9-7) at Bath 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Fantasy Land (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Dwelt, always in rear, last of 8, 26l behind Diapason (8-9) at Leicester 7f mdn stks 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Kuanyao (IRE) 4-6fav (8-12) Held up, switched left and headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Bermondsey Girl (8-11) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Dance Club (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Held up, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, hung left and ran on, 2nd of 12, 2l behind Straboe (8-2) at Yarmouth 6f mdn hcap 0-65 (6) gd.
Wicklewood 25-1 (8-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 5l behind Straboe (8-2) at Yarmouth 6f mdn hcap 0-65 (6) gd.
Chief Red Cloud (USA) 6-1 (8-7) Held up in rear, outpaced over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace no impression, 4th of 6, 5l behind Harriet's Girl (8-11) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd.