RESURGE looks worth another chance and gets the vote in the opener ahead of Almoutaz and Hall Hee. The selection was the winner of a decent maiden at Newmarket in the spring and a mark of 85 did not look too taxing for his handicap debut back at the same track in July. He ran no sort of race there, so perhaps something was amiss, and he has now had three months off. Freshened up and with enough ability to handle this mark he can return to form. Almoutaz returns to this trip after going close over 7f last time. He usually runs to his mark and therefore looks a solid alternative for those not wishing to chance the selection. Buxton steps back up in trip but has not yet convinced over a mile, so we will look elsewhere. Hall Hee looks a danger. Marcus Tregoning's filly is open to plenty of improvement and went very well in a similar contest last time, so she looks sure to be thereabouts. Saltagioo is interesting for Marco Botti and he should be better just for having had the experience of a recent Lingfield outing, so he can't be ruled out after showing decent form in Italy. Moonlight Man rarely runs a bad race and should be in the shake-up, while Solent Ridge is interesting blinkered for the first-time and from a yard going well. However, for today we'll take Resurge to live up to his name.
Saltagioo (ITY) 33-1 (8-9) Took keen hold, chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, 10th of 11, 12l behind The Which Doctor (8-9) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Buxton 16-1 (9-6) Always behind, slightly checked inside final 3, never on terms, 10th of 13, 9l behind Noble Citizen (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcp (5) pol.
Amazing Star (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Behind, headway on outside 2f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 2 1/2l behind The Which Doctor (8-9) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Silver Hotspur 66-1 (8-9) Steady start, raced keenly behind, ridden over 2f out, soon struggling and weakened, last of 13, 15l behind Russki (9-6) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Resurge (IRE) 10-3 (8-9) Held up in touch, effort over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 11l behind Always A Rock (8-9) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Almoutaz (USA) 8-1 (9-6) Took keen hold, chased winner, ridden over 2f out, lost 2nd over 1f out, rallied to regain 2nd last stride, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Rum Jungle (9-4) at Folkestone 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Sept.
Solent Ridge (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, weakened 2f out, last of 10, 20l behind Noble Citizen (8-13) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp (4) gd in Sept.
Navajo Joe (IRE) 11-1 (8-13) Led for 1f and keen, weakened 2f out, tailed off, last of 11, 39l behind Mangham (8-11) at Pontefract 1m 3yo hcp (3) gd.
Moonlight Man 16-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, weakened over 3f out, 13th of 14, 22l behind Multakka (9-6) at Great Leighs 1m hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Mount Hadley (USA) 33-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, ridden 2f out, never near leaders, 11th of 14, 11l behind Multakka (9-6) at Great Leighs 1m hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Hall Hee (IRE) Evensfav (9-4) Tracked winner, and raced keen early, ridden 2f out, led over 1f out, and headed, no extra inside final furlong, 2nd of 5, nk behind Debonnaire (9-2) at Musselburgh 1m fll hcp (3) gd in Sept.
Mey Blossom 50-1 (8-7) Held up, ridden over 2f out, kept on steadily from over 1f out, never nearer, 4th of 13, 4l behind Noble Citizen (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcp (5) pol.
Obezyana (USA) 10-1 (8-12) Close up, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Opus Maximus (9-1) at Yarmouth 1m hcap (4) gd in Sept.
Man of Gwent (UAE) 20-1 (8-8) Soon driven and prominent, lost place 3f out, 12th of 15, 41l behind Expresso Star (8-13) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.