Peak Storm is well ahead of those with an allocated mark. He's been placed over C&D on his latest couple of starts and should be bang there at the finish in this company but the less-exposed TESTA ROSSA doesn't have much improvement to find to come out best. He finished fourth at Lingfield on last month's debut and John Hills' colt can open his account with normal progress. The newcomer Iggy's breeding sends conflicting messages, though he's worth noting in the betting, and it's hard to make a decent case for any of the rest.
Exclusive Predator 11-2 (9-3) Very slowly away, in rear, ridden 3f out, never near leaders, 6th of 10, 10l behind Alezanna (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec.
Imperial Bond 25-1 (9-3) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, never a factor, 11th of 16, 28l behind Kuwait Star (9-3) at Redcar 7f mdn stks (5) hvy in Oct.
Peak Storm 8-1 (9-0) Held up, not clear run over 2f out, headway over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, running on when impeded close home, 3rd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Frognal (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-62 (6) pol in Nov.
Bellinda 66-1 (8-6) Mid-division, hard driven over 4f out, soon weakened, 12th of 14, 34l behind Brown Pete (10-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Findhornbay 16-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 12, 5l behind Blackthorn Stick (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Nov.
Icanboogie 20-1 (8-0) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 11th of 16, 9l behind Knight's Parade (8-13) at Chepstow 1m 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep.
Iggy Lucarno gelding out of Fujakka.
Testa Rossa (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Dwelt held up, headway over 1f out, pushed along and kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 6l behind Absolutely Right (8-12) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.