WOOLFALL SOVEREIGN won over the minimum trip at Lingfield before going very close over 6f here behind Piscean. Dropping down a grade for this, he's the one to beat in his current form. Royal Bajan has plenty to find with the selection on Lingfield running but Le Toreador is capable at this level though looks high enough in the weights at present. Moorhouse Lad had Dorback behind when runner-up at Kempton and poses a bigger threat than the latter's stablemate Tango Sky.
Woolfall Sovereign (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden to lead inside final furlong, headed and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 8, hd behind Piscean (8-13) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Dec.
Le Toreador 25-1 (9-3) Mid-division, lost place over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 11th of 12, 9l behind Ubetterbegood (9-6) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Nov.
Moorhouse Lad 4-1 (9-7) Chased winner, ridden over 1f out, stayed on and every chance final 100 yards, just held, 2nd of 10, nk behind Island Legend (9-1) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Royal Bajan (USA) 20-1 (8-9) Led, ridden 2f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 7l behind Woolfall Sovereign (8-13) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Dec.
Dorback 6-1 (9-2) Towards rear, switched inside and headway over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on well inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 4th of 10, 1l behind Island Legend (9-1) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Tango Sky (IRE) 33-1 (9-6) Tracked leader, driven to challenge over 1f out, soon hung left, faded final furlong, 10th of 11, 9l behind Forest Edge (9-6) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.