Spinning Ridge's cosy win over 7f here suggests he can make another bold bid off only a 2lb higher mark, but Clearing House failed to follow up his first victory when fourth at Wolverhampton recently. He's not certain to confirm earlier running with Christmas Coming here and JONNIE SKULL makes more appeal after showing signs of a return to form when a close-up fifth over C&D last time. Phil McEntee's charge won off an 11lb higher mark at this time last year and gets the vote ahead of Rainsborough and Tuscan KIng.
Lopinot (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, headway on inside over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, not pace to threaten, 4th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Eastern Gift (9-4) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Interakt 25-1 (9-7) Prominent in chasing group, ridden over 3f out, driven to dispute 4th over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 11th of 14, 17l behind Al Aqabah (9-1) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Tuscan King 15-2 (9-6) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, hard ridden to challenge inside final furlong, no extra close home, 3rd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Patavium Prince (9-5) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Christmas Coming 11-2 (9-7) Raced wide in touch, ridden 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, went 2nd post, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Clearing House (8-7) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Spinning Ridge (IRE) 13-2 (9-3) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leader over 1f out, soon led, ridden and ran on, won at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Cavalry Guard (8-4) by 1l, 10 ran.
This Ones For Eddy 11-2 (9-6) With leaders, pushed along well over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Ymir (8-10) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Amends (USA) 14-1 (8-8) Raced keenly in mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 5l behind Prince Apollo (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Rainsborough 6-1 (9-2) Close up, ridden and effort over 1f out, not quicken inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 1/2l behind Fortunate Bid (8-12) at Kempton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.
Jonnie Skull (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, soon every chance, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 12, 1 3/4l behind Miss Bounty (8-12) at Lingfield 1m app hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
First Service (IRE) 12-1 (8-7) Keen tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, no extra and lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 10, 1l behind Spin Again (9-0) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.
St Ignatius 20-1 (8-4) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Count Bertoni (8-10) at Southwell 1m Classified Claiming Stakes (0-65) (4yo+) (6) fbs.
Clearing House 7-2fav (8-12) In rear, headway on inner over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Nevada Desert (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.