16:10 - PENMELLYN (7) made an eye-catching nursery debut at Newcastle recently, keeping on under a hands-and-heels when finding herself short of room close home. She still wasn't beaten far in a bunched finish, and with further improvement on the cards, this looks a good opportunity for her to get off the mark with a bit more luck in-running. Speed Merchant and Utopian Lad aren't as favourably drawn as the selection but still look the likely dangers.
16:40 - SIR RODNEYREDBLOOD (4) showed improved form to shed his maiden tag in good style over C&D last time, responding well to a positive ride and never looking likely to be caught once striking for home in the straight, ultimately winning by four and a half lengths with plenty in hand. That form sets the standard on weight-adjusted ratings here, even with a 9 lb rise taken into account, and he looks sure to mount a bold follow-up bid if arriving in the same sort of mood. Fellow last-time-out scorer Lezardrieux could have more to offer and is feared most of the remainder, along with recent Wolverhampton second You Don't Own Me.
17:10 - LAPSES LINGUAE (3) stepped up markedly on the form of her debut when third at Naas last time, possibly not seeing her race out in the testing conditions after briefly hitting the front over a furlong out. That form is comfortably the best on offer in this line-up, and with the prospect of even better to come after only two starts, Lapses Linguae looks to sure to take all the beating under James Doyle, who rides this track as well as anybody (24% strike rate). Cry Havoc is the obvious danger having made a promising start over C&D.
17:40 - CRANBERRY (1) made all in comfortable fashion at Lingfield last time, and, unless some of the newcomers here are well above average, she looks to stand a good chance of repeating the feat from the inside stall, with Angus Villiers' 7 lb claim offsetting her penalty. Eastern Sheriff and Scarlet Ruby are a couple of first-timers who do make some appeal on paper, while Capla Cubiste should also figure having been placed on both starts to date.
18:10 - WAR GLORY (8) has a good record on the all-weather and could hardly be in better form at present, readily defying a mark of 102 on his latest appearance at Lingfield. The level of form he achieved in winning that contest is surely enough to see him win in listed company and he is worth the chance to add to his impressive tally on polytrack, which features four wins from his last five starts. Khuzaam was deeply impressive when making it 2-2 over C&D last time and looks more than capable of mixing it at this higher level, while Oh This Is Us also makes the shortlist in an interesting listed heat.
18:40 - INFRASTRUCTURE (2) was stepped up to two miles for the first time and shaped well when last seen finishing third at York in August, forced to deliver his challenge from further back than ideal in a slowly-run race and doing well under the circumstances to finish as close as he did, never nearer than the length and a half he was beaten at the line. He certainly showed enough to suggest there are more races to be won with him at this sort of trip and looks a good bet to prove that in this concluding leg of the Placepot, representing the Martyn Meade yard that has returned a level-stakes profit of £24.32 with horses returning from a break. Ballylemon and Reshoun are others who might have a say in proceedings.
19:10 - PURDEY'S GIFT (7) did well to win at Wolverhampton considering he was slowly away and met trouble, so it's unlikely that a small rise will be enough to stop this progressive colt. He's preferred to fellow three-year-old Fearless Warrior, with Sir Prize also well respected given his excellent record at the track.
19:40 - DANGEROUS ENDS (2) is below his last winning mark, shaped as if coming to the boil when third over C&D last time and has Ray Dawson taking another 5 lb off, so he looks a strong player provided they go a sound gallop in the finale. Topology and Guroor also arrive in good order, so they make plenty of appeal in opposition.