David Nicholls has only one runner at Lingfield so DI STEFANO will bid to recover the diesel costs in this trappy affair. He is unquestionably well handicapped on some of his earlier form and it is now a question of whether he can translate his turf experience on to polytrack. Kummel Excess was in rude health at the beginning of the season and a recent effort at Nottingham suggested that there could be a bit more to come. Brandywell Boy and Freddie's Girl need little introduction to regulars at Lingfield whilst Ralph Beckett's season appears to finishing with a flourish so it would be no surprise to see a big run from Danny's Choice from a favoured low draw. Ajjaadd attempts to follow up a recent victory around the cambers of Brighton.
Brandywell Boy (IRE) 6-1 (8-2) Pushed along from start and soon in touch, ridden and hung left over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, never going pace to challenge, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Doric Lady (8-9) at Newbury 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Sep.
Freddie's Girl (USA) 12-1 (9-2) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 3l behind Illustrious Prince (9-4) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Sep.
Di Stefano 14-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden and effort on outside over 1f out, kept on same pace under pressure, no impression with leading trio, 4th of 10, 4l behind Yurituni (9-6) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.
Triple Dream 12-1 (9-6) Disputed lead until ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 10, 8l behind Kinigi (8-9) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Danny's Choice 7-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, not quicken inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Ajjaadd (9-1) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.
Kummel Excess (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, soon switched left, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, held near finish, 4th of 12, 3/4l behind Superior Edge (9-4) at Nottingham 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Sep.
Even Bolder 10-1 (8-2) Chased leader, ridden 2f out, edged left and stayed on final furlong, 3rd of 16, 1 3/4l behind Humidor (9-5) at Ascot 5f app hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Jigajig 8-1 (8-11) Disputed lead until over 1f out, ridden and kept on one pace, 6th of 13, 5l behind Darcey (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Incomparable 18-1 (9-6) Raced wide, mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, last of 10, 11l behind Yurituni (9-6) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.
Ajjaadd (USA) 5-1fav (9-1) Took keen hold in rear, headway over 1f out, edged right and squeezed through entering final furlong, soon led, ridden out, won at Brighton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep beating Magical Speedfit (9-1) by 3/4l, 10 ran.