BOLD ADVENTURE has eight all-weather victories to his credit and has no problems staying this trip. He last won off a 1lb higher mark and ran well enough on his comeback last month to earn the vote here. If I Had Him hasn't had much racing over the past couple of years but was well supported to make a winning return at Lingfield last month and ran well enough to be considered. Perfect Shot was also returning from a long absence when a very good second to Six Of Clubs over this trip at Lingfield and must be a threat with that under his belt while Red Mystique has been threatening to win a race for some time and ran his best race over the C&D in October.
Caunay 25-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, always behind, 8th of 11, 20l behind Nashville (9-2) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.
Big Time Billy (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) In touch in 6th, headway to chase leaders over 5f out, pushed along 4f out, ridden 3f out, soon lost place, 11th of 13, 30l behind Fourth Generation (9-7) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
If I Had Him (IRE) 7-2 (9-9) Tracked leaders, soon pushed along, ridden halfway, every chance 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 12, 2l behind Llamadas (9-5) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Red Current 33-1 (9-8) Slowly away and went left start, always towards rear, 10th of 12, 7l behind Honest Strike (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Bold Adventure 25-1 (9-4) In rear, outpaced over 3f out, never a factor, 9th of 12, 5l behind Honest Strike (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Mariet 20-1 (8-13) Led after 1f, ridden 2f out, headed 1f out, no extra, 9th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Thecornishcowboy (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Novel Dancer 10-1 (9-1) Led until over 2f out, soon lost place, 8th of 10, 13l behind Jacobs Son (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Perfect Shot (IRE) 6-1 (8-10) Prominent, led over 5f out, clear over 3f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, 2nd of 11, 2l behind Six Of Clubs (9-12) at Lingfield 2m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Before Bruce 33-1 (9-7) In touch, ridden over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, eased over 1f out, 11th of 12, well behind Llamadas (9-5) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Coup De Grace (IRE) 10-1 (8-8) Mid-division, some late headway, never nearer, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Jacobs Son (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Rollin 'n Tumblin 12-1 (8-12) Towards rear, ridden and headway to chase leaders over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 12, 6l behind Llamadas (9-5) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Poppy Gregg 33-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, pushed along and weakened over 3f out, 7th of 9, 21l behind Rock Peak (9-0) at Chepstow 2m 2f mdn hcap 0-65 (6) gd in Aug '11.
Red Mystique (IRE) 11-4fav (8-9) Dwelt in touch, ridden and headway on inside over 1f out, soon every chance, kept on one pace, 4th of 12, 3l behind Llamadas (9-5) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Nadia Naes (IRE) 33-1 (8-4) Mid-division, driven over 2f out, never on terms, 10th of 14, 10l behind Norfolk Sky (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Dec.