Global Village was narrowly beaten in last year's Lincoln after a spin on the all-weather. He should be thereabouts along with Brae Hill, also placed in the 2013 Lincoln having won it the previous year. Boots And Spurs is 12lb higher than when beaten a head in this race last term but Dance And Dance has dropped in the weights and will take advantage before long. A 9lb rise brought an end to Tellovoi's winning run on the all-weather while winning sprinter Farlow attempts this longer trip for the first time. Dream Walker showed progressive form with four wins last season and Gworn has scope for further improvement. The latter would have been the selection if drawn high, but STAND MY GROUND may prove better value. David O'Meara's charge was rated 16lb higher when placed over track and trip last April and won in soft ground when trained in France.
Global Village (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Always in rear, 11th of 13, 15l behind Whispering Warrior (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-105 (2) pol.
Tellovoi (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Led, steadied pace over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, headed narrowly over 1f out, rallied to lead again inside final furlong, headed towards finish, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Whispering Warrior (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-105 (2) pol.
Boots And Spurs 12-1 (9-2) Race far side, with leaders, led group approaching halfway until inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 6th of 27, 3l behind Breton Rock (9-4) at Ascot 7f (2) sft in Oct.
Dixie's Dream (IRE) 5-1 (8-12) Held up, headway and not clear run over 1f out, ran on, not reach leaders, 6th of 11, 2 3/4l behind True To Form (9-1) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Brae Hill (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Prominent, took keen hold, ridden 2f out, soon lost place, last of 19, 13l behind Graphic (9-5) at York 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Oct.
Gworn 17-2 (8-11) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, chased leading pair over 1f out, sustained run under pressure inside final furlong to lead final strides, won at Haydock 1m hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Oct beating Modern Tutor (9-4) by hd, 15 ran.
Askaud (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed over 3f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Mondlicht (9-2) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-85 (4) fbs.
Dance And Dance (IRE) 9-2 (8-11) Behind, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, ran on final furlong, never able to challenge, 3rd of 12, 2l behind Birdman (8-10) at Lingfield 1m hcap (2) pol in Jan.
Stand My Ground (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Very slowly away in rear, pushed along over 3f out, never on terms, 4th of 5, 17l behind Graphic (9-4) at Nottingham 1m (2) sft in Nov.
Silvery Moon (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Tracked leader, lost place over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 12, 10l behind Winterlude (8-12) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug.
Postscript (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Whispering Warrior (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-105 (2) pol.
Showboating (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride in rear, ridden halfway, headway under pressure over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 3rd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Mondlicht (9-2) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-85 (4) fbs.
Born To Surprise 20-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, pulled hard and held up in rear, late headway on inside, never involved, 9th of 13, 8l behind Rebellious Guest (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2f hcap (2) pol.
Weapon Of Choice (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, behind, outpaced 3f out, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 13, 30l behind Tahaamah (9-7) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) hvy in Oct.
Nameitwhatyoulike 33-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, stayed on one pace, 8th of 19, 5l behind Graphic (9-5) at York 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Oct.
Ansaab 12-1 (8-8) Took keen hold tracking leaders, pushed along 3f out, weakened entering final 2f, last of 13, 13l behind Rebellious Guest (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2f hcap (2) pol.
Farlow (IRE) 14-1 (9-8) Behind far side, headway over 1f out, led far side group inside final furlong, no impression on stand side leaders, 5th of 27, 1 3/4l behind Circuitous (8-11) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) sft in Sep.
Freewheel (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) In rear, ridden 3f out, never a factor, 7th of 9, 6l behind Alfred Hutchinson (8-9) at Lingfield 1m stks (3yo+) (3) pol in Dec.
Dream Walker (FR) 20-1 (8-9) With leaders, lost place over 2f out, 13th of 25, 10l behind Bancnuanaheireann (9-9) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gf in Sep.
Amaze 6-1 (8-12) Held up behind, driven 3f out, ridden 2f out, stayed on from over 1f out, never nearer, 5th of 13, 8l behind Tahaamah (9-7) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) hvy in Oct.
Naabegha 7-1 (9-4) Dwelt and hampered start, took keen hold and held up in rear, headway on outside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 7th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Glastonberry (8-12) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Yourartisonfire 12-1 (9-5) Always in rear, last of 17, well behind Common Touch (9-4) at Ascot 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Oct.