Seek The Fair Land will need to be quickly away from his high draw if he's to repeat last year's success in this race. He scored at Wolverhampton last week with KAKATOSI behind but the latter re-opposes on better terms and is fancied to reverse running with a more favourable draw to his advantage. Cut Across can usually be relied on to run his race and is closely matched with recent winner Profile Star but Lastkingofscotland and Gorgeous Goblin are upped in class. Tarooq arrives in fine form but has so far done all his winning over 7f or further.
Seek The Fair Land 14-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead inside final furlong, driven out, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol beating Sole Danser (8-9) by nk, 9 ran.
Tarooq (USA) 4-11fav (9-1) Tracked leader, led 2f out, ridden clear final furlong, comfortably, won at Lingfield 7f sell stks (6) pol beating Majuro (9-1) by 5l, 4 ran.
Cut Across (IRE) 5-2fav (9-9) Tracked leaders on outer, chased winner 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, just held close home, 2nd of 12, hd behind Profile Star (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Sulis Minerva (IRE) 10-1 (8-4) In touch, chased leaders over 1f out, stayed on well, 4th of 9, 2l behind Farmleigh House (9-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-100 (2) pol.
Forest Edge (IRE) 12-1 (8-1) With leader, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, faded, 7th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Farmleigh House (9-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-100 (2) pol.
Kakatosi 7-1 (9-7) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Seek The Fair Land (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Profile Star (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Made all, ridden inside final furlong, soon pressed, just held on, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol beating Cut Across (9-9) by hd, 12 ran.
Decent Fella (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Reared and unseated rider start, in a race won by Farmleigh House (9-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-100 (2) pol, 9 ran.
Lastkingofscotland (IRE) 4-6fav (9-7) Made all, clear over 1f out, ridden out, readily, won at Kempton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Dominium (9-3) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.
Gorgeous Goblin (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) With leader, ridden over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, led post, won at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug beating Tango Sky (9-5) by shd, 7 ran.
Royal Bajan (USA) 12-1 (9-7) Well off the pace in last pair, never on terms, 7th of 8, 9l behind Diamond Charlie (9-2) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.