Norwegian Reward may well be capable of better having won a shade cosily at Lingfield last time but still needs to improve to follow up. Silly Billy has been thereabouts of late without actually threatening to win and Ensare makes more appeal as he went close off today's mark last time after scoring at Wolverhampton last month. The inconsistent Bahri Sheen has a shout on his best efforts but EXOPUNTIA gets a speculative vote arriving off the back of a couple of good efforts at Lingfield.
Mutanaker 16-1 (9-7) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 13, 11l behind Lord Of The Storm (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun.
Ensnare 7-2 (9-1) Slow into stride in rear, ridden and headway on outer over 1f out, driven and ran on final furlong, not quite reach winner, 2nd of 9, shd behind Nant Saeson (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (6) pol.
Silly Billy (IRE) 5-4fav (9-1) Led early, held up in touch, ridden and headway entering final furlong, ran on to 3rd near finish, nearest finish, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Bertie Blu Boy (8-7) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Trevose (IRE) 40-1 (9-4) Chased leaders on outside, pushed along and lost 3rd 3 out, weakened, 12th of 13, 27l behind Tatting (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Snowy Valley 16-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 7l behind The Wonga Coup (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Bahri Sheen (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Held up in last pair, outpaced 3f out, ridden inside final 2f, never dangerous, 10th of 11, 10l behind Storm Runner (9-3) at Lingfield 1m hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Exopuntia 14-1 (8-3) Chased leaders, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 1 1/4l behind Refreshestheparts (8-11) at Lingfield 1m app hcp (6) pol.
Norwegian Reward (IRE) 10-11fav (8-7) Keen tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, hung left over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Ermyn Flyer (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Querido (GER) 33-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to chase winner final 110 yards, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Storm Runner (9-3) at Lingfield 1m hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Carpentras 20-1 (9-3) Mid-division on inside, pulled hard, ridden over 2f out, effort over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 14, 6l behind Wyndham Wave (8-13) at Kempton 1m hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Dichoh 8-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, faultered and pulled up over 4f out, in a race won by Bussa (9-3) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol, 13 ran.
Not My Choice (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Rider removed blind very late, very slowly away, in rear, effort on outer 2f out, not troubled leaders, 7th of 9, 5l behind Basle (9-2) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Petersboden 33-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, lost place over 2f out, 11th of 12, 35l behind Scarlett Fever (8-11) at Brighton 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Aug.
Flying Kitty 66-1 (8-8) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, 9th of 12, 8l behind Gallantry (8-12) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.