A few of these arrive in good form but none more so than OUTLAW TORN. His latest four starts over C&D have yielded three wins, including last week's victory, and he gets the vote to go in again despite a penalty. Aragorn Rouge went close in an amateurs' race here last time while Rogue Reporter has been running well over shorter trips at Lingfield. Big Sylv finally got off the mark when scoring here three weeks ago but this is tougher and Geronimo Chief is expected to finish closer to the selection this time after a more recent second at Southwell.
Outlaw Torn (IRE) 4-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, keen hold, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, soon rallied, stayed on to lead again close home, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec beating Royal Holiday (9-6) by shd, 11 ran.
Spinning Ridge (IRE) 13-2 (8-12) Held up, ridden and headway entering final 2f, driven and kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Pravda Street (8-8) at Kempton 1m clm stks (6) pol in Sep.
Aragorn Rouge 6-5fav (10-6) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd post, not reach leading pair, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Teide Peak (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f am hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.
Berlusca (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, weakened final furlong, 8th of 12, 8l behind Focail Eile (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Edgware Road 12-1 (9-7) Dwelt, in rear, kept on from over 1f out, never dangerous, 8th of 12, 8l behind The Wonga Coup (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Moheebb (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 13, 14l behind Bold Duke (10-3) at Nottingham 1m 2f am hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Nov.
Rogue Reporter (IRE) 6-4fav (9-4) Led, ridden 2f out, edged left and headed and kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 1l behind Basle (9-2) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Big Sylv (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, 3 lengths clear over 1f out, ran on, eased towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Dec beating Stamp Duty (9-2) by 3 1/2l, 10 ran.
Sommersturm (GER) 20-1 (9-5) Went right start, held up towards rear, headway over 7f out, soon led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 14, 6l behind Brown Pete (10-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Geronimo Chief (IRE) 11-4 (9-2) Led, ridden 2f out, headed and kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 2l behind Gay Gallivanter (8-10) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-52 (6) fbs in Nov.
Doc Hill 100-1 (8-7) Tracked leader 3f, prominent, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 13, 28l behind Mutual Regard (9-7) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.