A terrible race with a number of out of form types in opposition so RADIATOR ROONEY is a token call with Briannsta and Tamino others to note. The six-year-old invariably looks unlucky in running as he needs to be held up off a strong gallop. Staying on again into the places over five furlongs, he might find the sixth to his liking. Briannsta has popped up at prices in the past. A winner at Wolverhampton in October, he has been notably below par since. Tamino has shown plenty of early pace in the past so today's drop down from a mile is an interesting choice but on the negative, he is 0 from 16 on an artificial surface. Grand Palace is well handicapped versus his form with Derek Shaw. Davids Mark returns to the racecourse after a three month absence and may be better for that break. Dicey Affair is much higher rated on the turf than on an artificial surface so a watch of the market is advised to see if the Gary Moore stable are attempting a christmas gamble. Not easy to rule out many of these disappointing sorts and for the winner, we return to Radiator Rooney.
Radiator Rooney (IRE) 6-1 (8-13) Mid-division, headway when switched left over 1f out, ridden and stayed on to snatch 3rd post, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Triskaidekaphobia (8-4) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Makshoof (IRE) 11-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd post, 3rd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Ask Jenny (9-1) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Romantic Verse 16-1 (8-11) Took keen hold closeup, pushed along over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Philmack Dot Com (8-13) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Grand Palace (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, headway 1f out, one pace, 5th of 10, 6l behind Divine Force (9-0) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Briannsta (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, ridden and some headway 1f out, never dangerous, 7th of 10, 9l behind Divine Force (9-0) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Greystoke Prince 14-1 (8-0) Held up in rear, headway on inside over 1f out, challenged between horses to chase winner inside final furlong, no extra final 100 yards, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Wunder Strike (8-11) at Lingfield 1m app hcp 0-62 (6) pol.
Davids Mark 8-1 (8-13) Slowly away, towards rear, pushed along halfway, never near leaders, 10th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Briannsta (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Oct.
Miss Pusey Street 33-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, weakened final furlong, 8th of 12, 9l behind Bentley (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f sell stks (6) pol.
Dicey Affair 28-1 (8-4) Held up in touch, pushed along halfway, soon lost place and struggling, 10th of 11, 17l behind Piquante (9-3) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-63 (6) gd in Oct.
Tightrope (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Prominent, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 9, 8l behind Master Lightfoot (9-3) at Lingfield 5f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Boundless Applause 14-1 (8-12) Mid-division, headway and inside 2f out, ridden and soon went 3rd, no extra towards finish, 5th of 9, 6l behind Spinning Bailiwick (9-5) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Nov.
Tamino (IRE) 33-1 (8-6) Led, soon clear, headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 6l behind Topcroft (8-10) at Kempton 1m app hcp 0-50 (7) pol.