Nothing to get excited about in this opening event. West Side and Delightful Sleep may not have looked like winning of late but they're both capable of figuring at this level while Northern Spy finished a bit closer in this grade over 7f here a week ago and has claims on that form. QUERIDO pops up occasionally and, given he's racing off a lower mark than when winning last year's renewal, Paddy Butler's charge gets a speculative vote.
Commercial (IRE) 50-1 (9-7) Soon crossed over to lead, ridden and headed inside final 2f, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 13, 13l behind Nutshell (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun '11.
West Side (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, towards rear, one pace and no impression, 7th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Brown Pete (9-3) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Delightful Sleep 20-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway on outside over 3f out, every chance over 1f out, hard ridden and weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 4l behind Sporting Gold (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn auc stks (4-6yo) (6) pol.
Surrey Dream (IRE) 66-1 (9-8) Mid-division, headway to track leaders after 4f, weakened 4f out, 12th of 13, 46l behind Roughlyn (9-6) at Lingfield 2m am hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Northern Spy (USA) 16-1 (9-4) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, never going pace to get involved, 5th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Teen Ager (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Querido (GER) 16-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, some late headway, never nearer, 6th of 11, 6l behind Bussa (9-5) at Lingfield 7f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Carpentras 10-1 (9-5) With leaders, led after 2f, ridden over 2f out, soon headed and weakened, 5th of 8, 22l behind Sinchiroka (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Boris The Bold 12-1 (8-11) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 14, 9l behind Brown Pete (10-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Crucis Abbey (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Mid-division, driven 2f out, headway under pressure when not clear run inside final furlong, stayed on towards finish, never reached leaders, 6th of 11, 5l behind Dhhamaan (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Rainbow Riches (IRE) 50-1 (8-2) Pulled hard, tracked leaders, under pressure over 3f out, soon lost place, 10th of 12, 16l behind Temuco (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f sll hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Meydan Style (USA) 40-1 (8-9) Raced wide early, led after 2f, driven and headed 2f out, lost place over 1f out, no extra, 6th of 13, 8l behind Kyllachykov (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Sun Dream 66-1 (9-2) Mid-division on inside, driven 3f out, ridden over 1f out, never near leaders, 8th of 13, 12l behind Kyllachykov (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Prophet In A Dream 66-1 (8-5) Slow into stride, keen in touch in rear, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 7th of 8, 13l behind Majuro (9-4) at Lingfield 7f sell stks (6) pol in Dec.
Catawollow 40-1 (8-9) Towards rear, ridden and hung right over 2f out, no impression, 12th of 13, 12l behind Diamond Sunrise (8-4) at Beverley 1m app stks (6) gf in Sep '11.