Squad has been running well over 2m of late but is a winner over C&D and should be thereabouts. Toughness Danon can also figure after going close again over track and trip last time but he'd earlier finished behind LASER BLAZER when the latter was third over 1m4f here. Jeremy Gask's charge had also beaten Squad earlier in the season so gets the nod. Viva Diva has place claims but Passion Planet remains 6lb higher than her win at Newcastle in August.
Squad 7-1 (10-2) Towards rear, headway on outer over 4f out, tracked leaders over 2f out, ridden to join winner 1f out, drew clear with winner but always held, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Marmas (9-3) at Lingfield 2m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct.
Tri Nations (UAE) 50-1 (9-6) Behind, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 4th of 11, 5l behind A Little Bit Dusty (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f clm stks (6) pol in Oct.
Pertemps Networks 10-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, some headway over 1f out, never dangerous, 8th of 11, 18l behind Brockfield (9-2) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Toughness Danon 6-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders and not clear run, squeezed through to challenge over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 10, 1 1/2l behind Aleksandar (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Laser Blazer 12-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, stayed on, 3rd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Peachez (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Viva Diva 13-2 (9-9) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, ridden edged left and went 2nd inside final final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Badea (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Tiny Temper (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Mid-division, took keen hold, headway over 5f out, ridden over 3f out, stayed on same pace final 2f, 5th of 10, 5l behind Mashaari (9-2) at York 2m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Passion Planet (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Close up, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Foster's Road (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Gabrial's King (IRE) 25-1 (8-8) Led early, in touch on inside, switched right and effort over 2f out, soon bumped, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 9l behind Castilo Del Diablo (9-6) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Pelham Crescent (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Behind, headway inside final furlong, never a threat, 5th of 11, 10l behind Danube River (8-12) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct.
El Libertador (USA) 16-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, not trouble leaders, 6th of 13, 11l behind Marmas (9-3) at Lingfield 2m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct.