There was little between Nassau Storm and Emkanaat when both finished behind Mr David over track and trip last week. Collateral form with the latter brings Glanely into the equation while Secret Beau is another to consider as it's easy to forgive him a recent below-par effort on the Fibresand at Southwell. Oblitereight has the past form to go close but has been off the track for over a year and LIONS ARCH may just have the edge on him. Richard Hannon's colt was only beaten three lengths here on his first start since May and should be sharper with that run under his belt.
Lions Arch (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden and lost place over 2f out, 6th of 9, 3l behind Scottish Glen (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Capaill Liath (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, effort when ran wide entering straight, soon weakened, last of 9, 5l behind Mr David (8-13) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-90 (3) pol.
Nassau Storm 7-4fav (9-0) Held up, ridden and headway on inside over 1f out, not clear run when closing inside final furlong, not able to challenge, 7th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Mr David (8-13) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-90 (3) pol.
Oblitereight (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, ridden and weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 13, 5l behind Compton (9-3) at Ascot 7f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Oct '12.
Kakatosi 12-1 (9-5) Dwelt, held up in rear, headway when switched right over 1f out, ran on, never nearer, 5th of 12, 2l behind Novellen Lad (9-2) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Secret Beau 9-2 (9-6) Soon outpaced in mid-division, weakened over 3f out, last of 11, 40l behind Two No Bids (9-0) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs.
Emkanaat 10-1 (8-3) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Mr David (8-13) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-90 (3) pol.
Tagula Night (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, never involved, 11th of 12, 5l behind Interception (9-4) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Jubilee Brig 12-1 (8-13) Towards rear, headway on inside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 6th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Tasrih (9-3) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Glanely (IRE) 4-1fav (8-10) In touch, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 12l behind Soaring Spirits (9-0) at Doncaster 7f (4) sft in Oct.
Commanche 14-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden inside final 2f, kept on same pace, never on terms, 4th of 8, 5l behind Rivellino (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-90 (3) pol.
Intomist (IRE) 33-1 (8-8) Edged left soon after start, tracked leaders, lost place 4f out, soon in rear, ridden over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 5th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Absolutely So (8-13) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.