Archelao is not the most reliable and carries a penalty for his recent victory over a mile at this track. Attain went close at Kempton but is still without a win in 20 outings while Brown Pete hit form at this time last year and won a division of this race. Quadriga has yet to prove he stays this far, but PETERSBODEN made the frame over course and distance in November and he gets a token vote to come good again in this. The Wonga Coup could prove best of the rest.
Archelao (IRE) 7-2fav (9-7) Held up in touch in mid-division, closed 4f out, went 2nd over 1f out, led inside final furlong, driven out, won at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-52 (6) pol beating Polydamos (9-2) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Attain 7-1 (9-0) Took keen hold tracking leaders, effort on inside over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, kept on inside final furlong, went 2nd close home, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Larghetto (9-3) at Kempton 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
The Wonga Coup (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) In touch, effort over 1f out, not trouble leaders, 6th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Lady Lunchalot (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Brown Pete (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, never reached leaders, 8th of 11, 5l behind Pim Street (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Buaiteoir (FR) 17-2 (8-11) Behind, headway on inside over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, never troubled leaders, 7th of 10, 7l behind Dansili Dutch (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Quadriga (IRE) 5-4fav (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden halfway, stayed on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Kept (9-0) at Southwell 7f stks 0-55 (6) fbs.
Lisahane Bog 33-1 (9-0) Held up in last pair, pushed along halfway, ridden and weakened over 3f out, virtually pulled up final 2f, tailed off, last of 7, well behind Scamperdale (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
Petersboden 14-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner 2f out until inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Brave Decision (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
The Ginger Berry 33-1 (8-11) In rear, headway over 2f out, not clear run entering final furlong, switched left, ridden and no impression, 7th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Banreenahreenkah (8-6) at Leicester 1m 2f 3yo sll (6) gf in Oct.
Dolly Colman (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Keen close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 15l behind Copperwood (9-9) at Lingfield 1m 2f sell stks (6) pol.
Hawaiian Freeze 10-1 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 16, 11l behind Impertinent (8-7) at Lingfield 1m 4f app hcp 0-55 (6) pol in Oct.
Rock Diamond (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, lost place over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 13, 15l behind Ellaal (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.