Lockantanks is in the form of his life at present and won in similar company at Kempton last week with a bit to spare. He's not easily overlooked, despite a penalty, but TITAN TRIUMPH is just preferred. The latter won this race in 2008 and showed definite signs of a return to form when fourth here last time with Wilfred Pickles behind. Bill Knight's charge is 3lb lower than when dead-heating over C&D early this year and makes more appeal than recent C&D winner Mazamorra and October's Wolverhampton scorer Elijah Pepper.
Lockantanks 11-2 (9-5) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 1f out, led entering final furlong, kept on well, won at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol beating Tarooq (9-7) by 2l, 11 ran.
Wilfred Pickles (IRE) 13-2 (9-5) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 8th of 14, 3l behind Numeral (9-0) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Veroon (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Held up, headway over 1f out, ridden and stayed towards finish, 5th of 14, 5l behind True To Form (9-6) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Mazamorra (USA) 10-1 (9-6) Led 2f, tracked leader, ridden to lead again 1f out, stayed on, won at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Hereford Boy (9-1) by hd, 12 ran.
Focail Eile 8-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, soon weakened, 5th of 15, 12l behind Sam Nombulist (9-3) at Doncaster 7f app hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Nov.
Elijah Pepper (USA) 6-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, went 2nd approaching 2f out, led narrowly inside final furlong, soon headed, no extra, 2nd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Gritstone (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Oct.
Titan Triumph 33-1 (8-12) In rear, ridden and ran on final furlong, not reach leaders, 4th of 14, 1 3/4l behind Numeral (9-0) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Podgies Boy (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, never on terms, 5th of 10, 7l behind Il Battista (8-12) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-80 (4) fbs.