Trecase is the only C&D winner in the race but it was a very poor handicap he won last month and he's now 6lb higher after finishing runner-up to Striding Edge subsequently. Ermyntrude scored over a mile here a year ago and her last two runs on Polytrack have been over distances too short. She has to be respected but Roman Flame has now gone 23 starts without winning. Royal Etiquette couldn't quite get to the leaders when fancied here last week but looks a threat while the veteran Tous Les Deux can't get to a much lower mark as he searches for his 11th career success. BROUGHTON PLACE is the only one of these with any real scope and though he's only shown moderate form at Lingfield so far a change of venue and slightly lower class may be enough for him to gain his first victory.
Royal Etiquette (IRE) 5-2fav (9-7) In rear, headway and wide into straight 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Flag Of Glory (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Broughton Place 10-1 (8-10) In touch in rear, ridden 2f out, no impression, 6th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Sail Home (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Ermyntrude 11-4 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, no impression final furlong, 4th of 6, 2 1/4l behind Crocodile Bay (8-10) at Lingfield 7f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Trecase 15-2 (8-5) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out on outer, every chance over 1f out, kep ton to take 2nd inside final furlong, no impression with winner, 2nd of 13, 2 1/4l behind Striding Edge (8-11) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Spartan King (IRE) 10-3 (8-11) Steadied start in touch in rear, headway 3f out, ridden and no impression final 2f, 5th of 8, 7l behind Newport Arch (9-0) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Feb.
Roman Flame 25-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 5l behind Kipchak (9-1) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Tinkerbell Will 25-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 14, 8l behind Shirataki (8-8) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Dec.
Endaxi Mana Mou 8-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 14, 9l behind Putin (8-7) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-52 (6) fbs in Nov.
Tous Les Deux 16-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, headway and hung right over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd well inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 3l behind Cabal (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Our Georgie Girl 66-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, ridden and lost place from over 3f out, 8th of 14, 9l behind Ragsta (8-6) at Windsor 6f 2yo sll (6) gf in Jun '09.