The recent return to form of SECRET ASSET was not unexpected. Sent off favourite over C&D, he ran out an impressive winner and looks one to stay on the right side of now back to his best. Jane Chapple-Hyam's sprinter is taken to reverse earlier running with Piscean, though the latter is in the form of his life at present. He has won three of his last four starts and has recent verdicts over both Sutton Veny and Edinburgh Knight. Irish raider Tornadodancer is a winner at Dundalk and could figure, and Love Delta is not easily dismissed back on Polytrack after winning at Southwell earlier this month.
Secret Asset (IRE) 15-8fav (9-7) In touch, headway 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, readily, won at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-95 (3) pol beating Sioux Rising (8-9) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.
Love Delta (USA) 9-2 (9-10) Held up in touch, lost place before halfway, soon beaten, 7th of 11, 9l behind Malcheek (9-7) at Southwell 7f hcp (2) fbs.
Piscean (USA) 6-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, switched left and headway over 1f out, ran on to lead well inside final furlong, driven out, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Nov beating Sutton Veny (9-2) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
Arganil (USA) 50-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, soon faded, 12th of 13, 10l behind Spirit Of Sharjah (9-4) at Kempton 7f Listed stks (1) pol.
Five Star Junior (USA) 11-1 (9-7) Dwelt, held up in 5th, pushed along over 2f out, stayed on to 3rd entering final furlong, no impression on leading duo, 3rd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Mac's Power (8-13) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Sep.
Alhaban (IRE) 66-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, kept on inside final furlong no extra towards finish, 8th of 13, 2 3/4l behind Spirit Of Sharjah (9-4) at Kempton 7f Listed stks (1) pol.
Sutton Veny (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Broke well, in touch in mid-division, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 2nd post, 2nd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Piscean (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Nov.
Edinburgh Knight (IRE) 7-2fav (9-2) Held up towards rear, headway 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Piscean (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Nov.
Tornadodancer (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, headway into 2nd 2f out, ridden to challenge 1f out, led final 150 yards, kept on, headed close home, 2nd of 14, nk behind Dash Back (8-9) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol.
Billy Red 7-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Anne Of Kiev (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Silaah 9-4fav (9-4) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, challenged on bit over 1f out, eased ahead inside final furlong, ridden towards finish, headed last stride, 2nd of 7, hd behind Everymanforhimself (9-2) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs.