Barodine beat an odds-on favourite who downed tools in a three-runner seller at Lingfield last time and the form cannot be trusted. Escardo has been placed over shorter trips here of late and could go well, however, and Olivino had been in good form over hurdles before finishing second at Lingfield last time. However, a tentative vote goes to BARRA RAIDER as he's the least exposed in the field and may have improved since finishing third at Catterick back in September.
Barodine 25-1 (9-3) Close up behind leader, went 2nd going well over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Lingfield 1m 4f sell stks (6) pol beating Addwaitya (9-3) by 2l, 3 ran.
Derby Desire (IRE) 10-1 (8-7) Held up towards rear, headway on inside over 1f out, soon no impression, 7th of 10, 8l behind Straversjoy (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Rosenblatt (GER) 66-1 (9-4) Always in rear, well behind over 3f out, 12th of 13, 46l behind Lombok (9-12) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct.
Jiggalong 5-1 (8-12) Keen hold in rear, struggling over 4f out, soon eased when no chance, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Free Falling (8-7) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp (6) gf in May.
Escardo (GER) 8-1 (9-0) Towards rear, headway 3f out, went 2nd 2f out, ridden and hung left inside final furlong, weakened well inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Iguacu (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Nov.
Olivino (GER) 11-2 (10-0) Mid-division, headway under pressure over 3f out, soon chasing leaders, kept on final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 13, 10l behind Brabazon (9-7) at Lingfield 2m am hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Beauchamp Viking 33-1 (8-4) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 8l behind Goose Green (8-12) at Bath 1m 2f hcp (6) fm in Jun '09.
Barra Raider 28-1 (8-5) Pulled hard tracked leaders, hard driven over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Always Dixie (8-11) at Catterick 1m 6f 3yo sll (6) gf in Sep.
Barbirolli 50-1 (8-7) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 9th of 14, 10l behind Rustic Deacon (9-7) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Daggerman 12-1 (8-6) Close up on inner to over 2f out, weakened quickly, last of 12, 23l behind Whodunit (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-50 (6) pol in Feb '09.
Share Option 12-1 (9-2) Held up in mid-division and keen, went 3rd over 3f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 13, 16l behind Jennerous Blue (8-7) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Flyjack (USA) 50-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear and keen, headway over 1f out, not much room inside final furlong, soon eased, 10th of 13, 18l behind Lord Lansing (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.