Brocklebank's recent winning form has come in claimers and he's likely to get found out in this better race. Cut Across is creeping up the weights but his consistency can't be faulted and he'll be thereabouts if blinkers bring about a little more improvement. Recent C&D winner Sunshine Always is another arriving in fine form and stablemate Saharia also has claims, though he would probably prefer an extra furlong. KUNG HEI FAT CHOY, which loosely translates as Happy New Year, has yet to win in this grade but appeared to have a bit in hand over C&D earlier this month, his first start at Lingfield. He gets a seasonal vote to follow up.
Decent Fella (IRE) 50-1 (9-3) Mid-division on inside, outpaced over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 11, 12l behind True To Form (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f Listed stks (1) pol.
Brocklebank (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Always prominent, led over 1f out, ran on well, won at Lingfield 7f clm stks (6) pol beating Lockantanks (9-0) by 1l, 9 ran.
Saharia (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Steadied start, held up last, good headway over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Guest of Honour (9-1) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Kung Hei Fat Choy (USA) 5-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, led inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Masai Moon (8-13) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Quasi Congaree (GER) 33-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, some late headay, never nearer, 9th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Kickingthelilly (9-2) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Cut Across (IRE) 5-2fav (8-11) Tracked leader, ridden to lead inside final furlong, soon edged right under pressure, headed last and no extra last strides, 3rd of 10, 1/2l behind Kickingthelilly (9-2) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Beautiful Day 28-1 (8-13) Led, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 20l behind Chookie Royale (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Sunshine Always (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) In touch, headway approaching final furlong, ridden and ran on to lead towards finish, won at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol beating Exceedexpectations (9-4) by 3/4l, 12 ran.