Auden's recent victory came on the Fibresand and Sutton Sid makes more appeal having won a similar event over track and trip last time. The latter is also preferred to Yourinthewill, a runner-up on Turf the last time he competed in a seller. PADDY'S SALTANTES ran well for third in a tougher plating race than this over course and distance a fortnight ago and looks to have every chance on today's terms. Stan Moore's charge gets the vote with the remainder looking up against it both at the weights and on recent form.
Auden (USA) 6-1 (9-13) Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 11, 10l behind Outlaw Torn (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Sutton Sid 6-1 (9-4) Towards rear, driven and headway on outside 3f out, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Lingfield 1m 2f sll hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Archelao (9-2) by 3 1/2l, 13 ran.
Blue Deer (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, well beaten over 1f out, 8th of 11, 12l behind Archelao (9-7) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Dec.
Standing Strong (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, towards rear, not clear run on inside briefly 2f out, headway over 1f out, ridden chasing leaders inside final furlong, weakened final 100 yards, 5th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Stanlow (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Yourinthewill (USA) 8-1 (9-7) Held up, headway on outside over 2f out, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, soon edged left, no impression, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Tiger Reigns (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Caerwyn 14-1 (9-5) Dwelt, held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 18l behind Fearless Lad (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn auc stks (4-6yo) (6) pol.
Paddy's Saltantes (IRE) 8-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, driven to challenge over 3f out, led over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on until headed and no extra in 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Ocean Applause (8-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f 4yo clm stks 0-70 (6) pol.