It will be interesting to see if Iguacu turns out again having been engaged to run on Monday but preference instead is for ROYAL SOCIETY who can get the better of Barodine. Our selection scored cosily last time over slightly shorter at Wolverhampton but should be suited by this longer trip and can go in under a penalty before the handicapper has a chance to reassess. Plenty went against the three-year-old gelding that day and so he did well to score and with the extra distance sure to suit he is a solid pick in a race where few horses arrive in form. Without the benefit of reviewing Iguacu's run on Monday he is hard to assess but would be of interest if winning there and turning out again here and it may pay to keep a close eye on that one's fortunes for a yard returning to form. Barodine is therefore rated the main danger to the likely favourite despite having disappointed last time. That was the gelding's first outing after a break and if he settles better over this shorter trip then he must have a chance off a mark of 54 with George Baker returning to the plate. Imperium is another worth noting despite not having the most inspiring form figures, this horse should be suited by stepping back up to 1m4f and could take a hand in the finish, as might Mixing who likes it here and has won off higher marks in the past but has serious questions to answer with regard to current wellbeing. A host of moderate performers on display but the one who looks most likely to progress is Royal Society and as such he is our selection.
Andaman Sunset 25-1 (8-13) Steadied start, held up last, well in rear over 3f out, tailed off, last of 13, well behind Megalala (8-5) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in May.
Barodine 8-1 (9-13) With leader and keen, weakened well over 1f out, 10th of 12, 29l behind Prince Charlemagne (10-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f amt hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Royal Society 14-1 (8-11) Held up behind, headway over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, led near finish, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Nov beating Kielty's Folly (8-9) by hd, 13 ran.
Imperium 13-2 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 9th of 11, 9l behind Just Jimmy (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Mixing 25-1 (8-12) Pulled hard, tracked leader, led over 8f out, ridden over 3f out, headed approaching 2f out, soon weakened, last of 7, 22l behind Moonbeam Dancer (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 5f app hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Kickahead (USA) 12-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden and weakened approaching 2f out, 10th of 13, 13l behind Sovereignty (9-1) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jul.
Iguacu 3-1fav (9-0) Dwelt, soon close up, headway to lead narrowly 2f out, driven entering final furlong, headed well inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Lunar Limelight (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-52 (6) pol.
Silken Promise (USA) 14-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, tracked leader briefly over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 13, 16l behind Franco Is My Name (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Litenup (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Tracked leader, ridden and weakened over 3f out, last of 13, 34l behind Franco Is My Name (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Three Thieves (UAE) 8-1 (8-10) In touch, pushed along when hampered over 4f out and lost a couple of places, ridden and stayed on final furlong, never dangerous, 6th of 14, 6l behind Mr Plod (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Peintre d'Argent (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Close up, ridden along 4f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 13, 27l behind Kristopher James (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Meirig's Dream (IRE) 66-1 (8-13) Held up, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 8th of 13, 12l behind Franco Is My Name (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.