STORM RUNNER is worth sticking with given his style of winning. He registered his third narrow-margin victory in a row at Lingfield last time and George Margarson's charge could be still ahead of the handicapper. Rock Anthem reversed earlier form with Hierarch at Wolverhampton last month and he'll be thereabouts with a decent apprentice on board, while Indian Violet has claims on his best form. Ice Cold Bex has plenty to find with the selection, however, though Mad Ginger Alice may be capable of better.
Mad Ginger Alice 20-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, towards rear on outside, outpaced 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 14, 25l behind Lockantanks (9-6) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Scary Movie (IRE) 11-1 (9-0) Dwelt, in rear, pushed along over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 22l behind Archie Rice (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Nolecce 14-1 (10-6) Went right start, always in rear, 10th of 13, 11l behind Archie Rice (11-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f am hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.
Rock Anthem (IRE) 6-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec beating Nina Rose (9-2) by 1 1/4l, 13 ran.
Hierarch (IRE) 4-1fav (8-8) Held up, headway over 1f out, stayed on, not able to troube leaders, 5th of 13, 3l behind Rock Anthem (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Ice Cold Bex 3-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders indside final furlong, never able to challenge, 4th of 7, 3l behind Storm Runner (8-5) at Lingfield 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Dec.
Indian Violet (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, soon every chance, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Woop Woop (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Sky Diamond (IRE) 22-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 2f out, faded approaching final furlong, 7th of 11, 10l behind Spes Nostra (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.
Storm Runner (IRE) 15-8fav (8-5) Settled in rear, headway on outside over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, ran on to lead close home, won at Lingfield 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Dec beating Zaheeb (8-12) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Qeethaara (USA) 28-1 (9-7) Held up in touch, took keen hold, weakened over 1f out, last of 13, 28l behind Justcallmehandsome (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Join Up 18-1 (8-8) Took keen hold, chased leaders, ridden and chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 4l behind Postscript (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Olynard (IRE) 22-1 (9-3) Always behind, last of 10, 11l behind Steelcut (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Chasin' Rainbows 16-1 (8-12) Mid-division, outpaced 3f out, never a factor, 5th of 9, 12l behind Ariyfa (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.