Dormouse went close off today's mark at Lingfield in November and must have a chance with Kieron Edgar taking off 7lb. Dubai Glory is lightly-raced and could figure if fully wound-up while Latest Trend is starting to come down the weights again and was third in a Ludlow claimer last month. DOUBLE HANDFUL is eased in grade and caught the eye on his latest outing at Kempton. He's run well on fast ground before and gets the nod ahead of Guards Chapel, who has been running well on the Polytrack and is easily the pick of his stable's two runners. Sun Quest is a previous course and distance winner but hard to predict nowadays.
Marcus Antonius 7-1 (11-3) In rear, jumped badly right throughout, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Traditional Bob (10-12) at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Mar '12, 11 ran.
Dormouse 33-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway when mistake 6th, driven and well outpaced after 3 out, stayed on from next, kept on flat, went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 11, 19l behind Kambis (11-2) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Apr.
Double Handful (GER) 25-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, headway on outside to chase leaders approaching 2 out, soon ridden, hung right one pace and no impresssion before last, 5th of 14, 7l behind Kenai Peninsula (11-7) at Kempton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs in Apr.
Dubai Glory 3-1 (10-2) Always prominent, driven to lead before 2 out, strongly challenged last, ran on well, won at Huntingdon 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct beating Deceptive (10-5) by 1 1/4l, 13 ran.
Latest Trend (IRE) 4-1fav (11-4) Chased leaders, went 2nd 3 out, not fluent next, 3rd when not fluent last, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 15, 6l behind Descaro (10-10) at Ludlow 2m nov clm hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Guards Chapel 8-1 (10-12) In touch, headway approaching 3 out, chased leaders soon after, went 2nd just before 2 out, driven edged left and strong run flat, closed on idling winner towards finish, just held, 2nd of 11, nk behind Buckie Boy (11-8) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Mar '12.
Winning Spark (USA) 7-2 (10-11) In touch, ridden 3 out, weakening when fell 2 out, in a race won by Turn Over Sivola (11-0) at Plumpton 2m mdn hdl (5) sft in May '12, 8 ran.
Deceptive 20-1 (10-7) Held up in touch, lost place after 4th, headway when jumped right 3 out, well held by leaders next, 5th of 15, 21l behind Karazhan (11-0) at Ludlow 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Nov.
Sun Quest 12-1 (10-4) In touch, headway to steady headway to chase leaders 6th, chased winner next until driven before 2 out, weakened soon after, tailed off, 7th of 10, 49l behind Occasionally Yours (10-13) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Apr.
Airedale Lad (IRE) 50-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, pushed along before 3 out, weakened soon after, 6th of 10, 32l behind Bathwick Junior (10-6) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Dec.