SUPER FRANK is the tentative suggestion to get the better of Guildenstern and Balata whilst Last Sovereign is also worth a place on the short-list. The last named is well drawn and has the services of Richard Hughes but he lacks the cheekpieces that he wore when showing improved form on his last two starts so may be best watched on his return from a break. Lend A Grand broke a blood vessel last time which has to be a worry but did go close and is undoubtedly well handicapped. Guildenstern is poorly drawn but in great form with the runner-up from his latest victory scoring earlier in the week. Miss Mujana is worth keeping an eye on whilst the consistent Balata has to rate highly despite appearing to be in the grip of the handicapper. Super Frank's last success came over course and distance just under a year ago from an 8lb higher mark. He's been struggling for form but didn't fare too badly at Lingfield given that he was forced to race out wide for most of the race. He's well drawn here so should enjoy the run of this race and it's thus worth taking the chance that Super Frank can bounce back.
Autumn Blades (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Steadied start, held up in rear, still in last place 2f out, ridden and headway on inside over 1f out, kept on final furlong, not reach leaders, 4th of 5, 1 1/2l behind Trafalgar Square (9-3) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Last Sovereign 9-2fav (9-11) In touch, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, ran on, won at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug beating Arctic Cape (9-7) by 1l, 12 ran.
Secret Dubai (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Chased leaders, weakened 2f out, 6th of 9, 11l behind Strabinios King (8-10) at W'hampton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jan.
Millfield (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Always in rear, raced keen early, never dangerous, 6th of 7, 5l behind Murrin (8-11) at Great Leighs 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Miss Mujanna 16-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Trafalgar Square (9-3) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Geoffdaw 8-1 (8-7) Prominent, lost place halfway, soon beaten, 6th of 7, 14l behind Dvinsky (9-4) at Great Leighs 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Balata 4-1 (9-4) Mid-division and keen, headway 3f out, ridden from over 2f out, kept on, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Fancy Footsteps (8-11) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Super Frank (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden and went 2nd 2f out, one pace and no impression final furlong, 5th of 13, 4l behind Trafalgar Square (9-3) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Pharaohs Justice (USA) 25-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 9, 13l behind Tri Chara (8-9) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Jan.
Lend A Grand (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, wide straight and hanging left well over 1f out, rapid headway 1f out, finished strongly to take 2nd close home and closing on winner final, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Pegasus Again (9-4) at Lingfield 7f hc.
Guildenstern (IRE) 11-2 (8-13) Held up, headway on inside over 1f out, soon led and ran on, driven out, won at W'hampton 7f hcp (6) pol in Jan beating Ardent Prince (9-0) by 2l, 12 ran.