Starwatch has to come into the reckoning on his second here last week while Appease has been threatening to score with a couple of recent placed efforts on the all-weather to his credit. But STORM is less exposed than both of the above and Charlie Hills' filly is fancied to make a winning return after going close at Kempton in November. One Pekan found only Evangelist too good over track and trip in July and looks set to run a big race on his reappearance and Bobbyscot has also been placed at the track off a higher mark.
Icebuster 7-1 (8-12) Reluctant to leave stalls and lost many lengths, behind until over 8f out, in rear, ridden 3f out, soon weakened, last of 11, 28l behind Viewpoint (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 4f app hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Apr.
Presburg (IRE) 40-1 (9-5) Towards rear, never a factor, 9th of 14, 13l behind Litigant (9-5) at Lingfield 2m cnd stks (4yo+) (2) pol in Apr.
One Pekan (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, one pace and no impression inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Gone Dutch (8-10) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) pol in Oct.
Appease 7-2 (9-0) Led until over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 2nd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Red Runaway (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.
Starwatch 20-1 (8-10) Chased leader, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, readily held but kept on for 2nd, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Top Diktat (9-7) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Apr.
Bobbyscot (IRE) 16-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders, lost place well over 2f out, 7th of 9, 25l behind Aloha (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Sep.
Storm (IRE) 13-8fav (9-3) Tracked leaders in 3rd, led over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Thankyou Very Much (8-9) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.