DESERT ICON would have finished closer than fifth at Lingfield last time if he hadn't met trouble in running. If David Simcock's charge can run anywhere near his best form on the turf, he'll take the beating here. He should confirm recent form with Dvinsky, though the latter is back on a winning mark and has ran well over C&D since. Perlachy won over C&D back in 2009 but his last four victories have all come at Wolverhampton and Best Trip hasn't shown much improvement lately, despite his slide down the weights. Sherjawy makes most appeal of the remainder.
Fear Nothing 14-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, carried wide on bend well over 1f out, soon lost place, last of 12, 9l behind Picansort (9-5) at Lingfield 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Best Trip (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Dwelt, pulled hard tracking leader, led over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Clear Praise (8-13) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Perlachy 25-1 (8-11) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, headway and switched left entering final furlong, ran on, 4th of 11, 2l behind Jack Rackham (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Dvinsky (USA) 7-1 (9-5) Prominent, chased winner 2f out, no impression final furlong, kept on to hold 2nd, 2nd of 11, 1l behind Under Review (9-0) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Desert Icon (IRE) 13-2 (8-13) Held up towards rear, going well when hanging left over 1f out, switched left and ran on, under hand riding inside final furlong, finished well, 5th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Waterloo Dock (9-4) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Sherjawy (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Dwelt, in rear, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 2 1/2l behind Feelin Foxy (9-12) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Unlimited 20-1 (8-5) Chased leading pair, effort 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 2l behind Hip Hip Hooray (8-13) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Mogok Ruby 12-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong never troubled leaders, 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Under Review (9-0) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.