Aragorn Rouge ran below par here last time but had been in decent form before that and it not easily dismissed as his amateur rider won a division of this last year. Fonterutoli has been thereabouts at Lingfield of late while Elijah Pepper had Cabal behind when third over C&D last time and should be in the mix again. SILVER ALLIANCE didn't get the best of runs here on his latest start but still managed a close-up fourth and he gets the token vote to come out best with normal luck in-running.
Benandonner (USA) 40-1 (9-6) Mid-division, weakened 2f out, last of 12, 8l behind Roxelana (9-4) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Elijah Pepper (USA) 12-1 (9-1) In touch, ridden 2f out, driven and kept on towards finish, 7th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Casual Mover (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
King Of Windsor (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) Dwelt, outpaced in rear, never dangerous, 10th of 13, 15l behind Bold Marc (9-0) at Southwell 1m sell stks (6) fbs in Nov.
Silver Alliance 11-1 (9-7) Held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, staying on when not much room inside final furlong, kept on, 4th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Stylistickhill (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct.
Yourinthewill (USA) 66-1 (10-2) Slowly away raced wide throughout, always in rear, tailed off, last of 13, 39l behind Bold Duke (10-3) at Nottingham 1m 2f am hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Nov.
Kerchak (USA) 50-1 (9-5) In rear, ridden 5f out, some headway over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 11, 23l behind Mutual Regard (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Aragorn Rouge 4-1 (9-1) Close up, ridden to chase leader 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 13, 12l behind Daniel Thomas (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Cabal 40-1 (8-4) Held up, ridden 2f out, no impression, 7th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Dream Win (8-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Teide Peak (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Mid-division, took keen hold, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, staying on same pace when hampered well inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 3l behind Schmooze (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Fonterutoli (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) In rear, headway when not clear run 1f out, switched right, ridden and ran on, not reached leaders, 4th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Norwegian Reward (8-7) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.