SWISS CROSS makes a quick reappearance having beaten Woolfall Sovereign and Even Stevens over 6f here last week. Phil McEntee's charge is the one to beat on that evidence. Ajjaadd finished ahead of Harrison George at Kempton last month but still looks too high in the weights while Last Sovereign and Seeking Magic are closely matched on recent collateral form behind Noverre To Go. Last Sovereign makes most appeal of that pair over today's minimum trip. Six Wives is preferred to Southwell winner Royal Bajan of the remainder.
Swiss Cross 11-2 (9-6) Pressed leader, ridden to lead narrowly over 1f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, won at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-95 (3) pol beating Elna Bright (8-11) by 1l, 9 ran.
Ajjaadd (USA) 12-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden over 1f out, weakened towards finish, 5th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Whaileyy (9-4) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Nov.
Even Stevens 12-1 (9-7) Led narrowly, driven over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, weakened towards finish, 8th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Swiss Cross (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Harrison George (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Behind, outpaced 2f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Ubetterbegood (9-6) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Nov.
Last Sovereign 9-1 (8-10) Held up, ridden, edged right and headway well over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 2l behind York Glory (9-13) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Nov.
Woolfall Sovereign (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, driven over 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, stayed on well final 100 yards, nearerst finish, 5th of 9, 1 1/2l behind Swiss Cross (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Seeking Magic 3-1fav (9-7) Pulled hard in touch, driven forward to lead 4f out, driven clear over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 10, 1l behind Noverre To Go (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Royal Bajan (USA) 5-2fav (9-7) Prominent, effort 2f out, soon every chance, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 8l behind Rylee Mooch (8-12) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Six Wives 5-1 (9-4) With leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on until no extra and dropped to 5th final 50 yards, 5th of 10, 2l behind Bubbly Ballerina (8-6) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.