Where's Susie beat the running-on Squad in an amateurs' contest over C&D three weeks ago but there may not be much between the pair on today's revised terms. Sheila's Bond has been knocking on the door for a while, as has Eagle Nebula, while it wouldn't be a surprise to see Relative Strength in the firing-line after a decent effort over C&D last time. But we're going to give ARCHIE RICE another chance to show he stays this far after a staying-on second at Kempton on Saturday.
Where's Susie 4-1fav (10-10) Chased leading quartet over 8f out, progress over 4f out, led 2f out, ridden clear, won at Lingfield 1m 4f am hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov beating Squad (10-1) by 2l, 11 ran.
War of The Roses (IRE) 8-1 (10-11) In rear, wide into straight 2f out, never near leaders, 8th of 11, 14l behind Where's Susie (10-10) at Lingfield 1m 4f am hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Cozy Tiger (USA) 4-1 (8-12) Mid-division, headway 8f out, chased winner briefly well over 2f out, came wide entering straight, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 1l behind Proud Times (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jun.
Relative Strength (IRE) 7-2 (11-0) Held up, ridden and headway 2f out, kept on, one pace, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind William's Way (10-3) at Lingfield 1m 4f am hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Squad 11-1 (10-1) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on and edged left to go 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 11, 2l behind Where's Susie (10-10) at Lingfield 1m 4f am hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Archie Rice (USA) 7-1 (8-11) Dwelt, held up towards rear, ridden to close over 2f out, kept on from over 1f out to take 2nd well inside final furlong, no impression on winner, 2nd of 9, 3l behind Pittodrie Star (8-10) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Eagle Nebula 11-4 (9-10) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased winner 1f out, edged left and kept on towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Abulharith (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Savaronola (USA) 10-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders, ridden and outpaced on outside over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 11th of 12, 16l behind Straversjoy (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Bold Adventure 5-1 (9-6) Held up, ridden and outpaced over 3f out, kept on over 1f out, 5th of 11, 11l behind If I Had Him (9-1) at Wolverhampton 2m hacp 0-70 (5) pol in May.
Winning Show 9-1 (10-0) Hampered start, towards rear, headway over 4f out, ridden kept on one pace final 2f, 5th of 11, 5l behind Where's Susie (10-10) at Lingfield 1m 4f am hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Larkrise Star 7-2 (9-5) Raced wide keen in touch, ridden to chase winner 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 1 3/4l behind William's Way (10-3) at Lingfield 1m 4f am hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Sheila's Bond 11-4 (8-11) In touch in rear, reminders 4f out, ridden over 2f out, driven and kept on to go 2nd near finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 5, 5l behind Mush Mir (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.