ROY'S LEGACY went close to following up his earlier wins at Lingfield when runner-up at the same track last weekend. He gets the nod ahead of Desert Strike, who won this in 2011 but is closely matched with Pull The Pin on latest running over course and distance. Iffranesia reversed earlier form with Sir Geoffrey when scoring at Wolverhampton last time and is upped only 3lb. She should go close in a tight handicap but Your Gifted has something to find with the selection.
Desert Strike 15-2 (9-2) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 7, 3l behind Sandfrankskipsgo (9-7) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Sir Geoffrey (IRE) 15-2 (9-6) Led, headed over 3f out, ridden and every chance 1f out, no extra, 4th of 5, 2 1/2l behind Iffranesia (9-6) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Roy's Legacy 16-1 (9-3) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Spellmaker (8-7) at Lingfield 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Pull The Pin (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed 1f out, kept on and lost 2nd place towards finish, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Sandfrankskipsgo (9-7) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Iffranesia (FR) 4-5fav (9-6) Slowly into stride, in rear, headway over 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, soon led, kept on, won at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Master Of Disguise (9-5) by 3/4l, 5 ran.
Novabridge 9-4fav (9-7) In touch, lost place over 1f out, 5th of 10, 2l behind Pharoh Jake (8-13) at Lingfield 5f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Dawn Catcher 5-2 (9-0) Keen tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, switched left 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 2nd of 6, 1l behind Poyle Vinnie (9-2) at Kempton 5f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.
Your Gifted (IRE) 13-2 (8-11) Held up in touch, headway on inside when not much room over 1f out, went 2nd 1f out, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 11, 4l behind Megaleka (8-11) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.