A wide-open affair to end proceedings. Everymanforhimself and Hazzard County have so far proved best over 7f and, although he's won over a mile, 7f also seems Elna Bright's best trip these days. Mafeking remains on a career high mark and finished just in front of AUDEMAR when third to Final Drive over C&D in December. The latter is weighted to reverse that form here and, after a couple of good efforts over further since then, Ed Vaughan's charge should find this drop back in distance in his favour. Zebrano and Kilburn arrive in fine form but are both upped in class here.
Elna Bright 11-2 (9-7) Mid-division on outside, ridden and one pace final 2f, no danger, 6th of 12, 5l behind Bravo Echo (9-4) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Jan.
Hazzard County (USA) 13-2 (8-8) Held up in last pair, good headway on inside over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, strong run and finished well towards finish, unable to reach winner, 2nd of 12, nk behind Bravo Echo (9-4) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Jan.
Mafeking (UAE) 12-1 (9-4) Keen hold in touch, tracked leaders over 4f out, effort over 1f out, soon one pace, 6th of 13, 1 1/4l behind Nice Style (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Jan.
Ezdeyaad (USA) 20-1 (9-12) Tracked leader, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 9l behind Dhaular Dhar (8-11) at Musselburgh 1m 1f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Sep.
Red Somerset (USA) 6-1 (9-3) In rear, outpaced 2f out, never dangerous, 9th of 13, 11l behind High Twelve (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Sep.
Night Lily (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 14, 11l behind Space War (9-4) at Ffos Las 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct.
Audemar (IRE) 15-2 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, chance 1f out, unable to quicken near finish, 4th of 8, 2 1/4l behind Hidden Glory (8-8) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Jan.
Zebrano 3-1 (9-4) Chased leading trio, effort going well over 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, comfortaby, won at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan beating Good Again (9-7) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Alhaban (IRE) 15-2 (9-7) Took keen hold early, switched left start, held up in rear, ridden on outside 3f out, beaten soon after, 9th of 10, 13l behind Chilli Green (8-13) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Everymanforhimself (IRE) 11-4 (9-3) Tracked leader, led over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Southwell 7f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Jan beating Follow The Flag (9-4) by 1l, 7 ran.
L'Hirondelle (IRE) 11-2 (9-2) Chased leaders, effort on outside over 3f out, ridden and hung right on bend 2f out, hard ridden over 1f out, weakened soon after, 7th of 10, 5l behind Malcheek (9-7) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-90 (3) pol in Nov.
Kilburn 5-1 (9-4) Tracked leader, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, headed well inside final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 8, 3/4l behind Blue Moon (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.