Hard to make a strong case for any of these. Roughlyn had Red Mystique a couple of lengths behind in an amateurs' race over C&D last week. This is tougher although he should confirm running with Waldsee, Rollin 'n Tumblin and Galiotto. Omid has been in woeful form since scoring at Southwell during the summer and Saloon has plenty to prove over today's distance. IF I HAD HIM has only raced three times since 2010 and that was over hurdles but, a dual winner on the Flat, he gets the token vote on his first start since March.
Galiotto (IRE) 17-2 (10-7) Held up, headway 9f out, weakened 2f out, 7th of 13, 8l behind Roughlyn (9-6) at Lingfield 2m am hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Omid 8-1 (9-4) Led, driven over 4f out, ridden and headed 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 9, 19l behind Hi Note (8-13) at Bath 2m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Sep.
If I Had Him (IRE) 7-4fav (9-13) Close up, went 2nd 11f out, led over 4f out, ridden over 3f out, headed over 1f out, no extra, 4th of 12, 9l behind New Code (9-3) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct '10.
Daylami Dreams 14-1 (9-0) Tracked winner until over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 5, 30l behind Not Til Monday (9-5) at Nottingham 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May '11.
Before Bruce 66-1 (9-11) Prominent, led 9f out, ridden and headed over 3f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 11, 13l behind Chookie Hamilton (10-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f amat hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Llamadas 33-1 (9-3) Led 1f, prominent, ridden 3f out, weakened from 2f out, 9th of 13, 24l behind Rodrigo De Freitas (9-5) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (6) pol.
Waldsee (GER) 12-1 (9-11) Raced wide held up, outpaced 3f out, kept on final furlong, 6th of 13, 7l behind Roughlyn (9-6) at Lingfield 2m am hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Saloon (USA) 16-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Uncle Roger (8-13) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Delorain (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Chased leader until 6f out, soon driven, weakened inside final 4f, tailed off and eased, last of 11, 28l behind Blue Cossack (9-2) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Rollin 'n Tumblin 6-1 (8-9) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 11, 5l behind Six Of Clubs (9-12) at Lingfield 2m hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Red Mystique (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Tracked leader, led over 9f out, headed over 2f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 13, 2l behind Roughlyn (9-6) at Lingfield 2m am hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Roughlyn 25-1 (9-6) Keen led, headed over 9f out, tracked leader until led again over 2f out, ridden out, won at Lingfield 2m am hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Red Mystique (9-4) by 2l, 13 ran.