No recent winning form to go on but CHATEAU LOLA was beaten less than a length over the minimum trip at Lingfield last time with Deveze behind. That form also give her the beating of Cut The Cackle and Derek Shaw's filly gets the tentative vote. Lord Buffhead never threatened Monumental Man, who runs in the previous race, on his latest start but First Rebellion and Love Club both finished closer last time and the former makes most appeal with a 7lb claimer taking over the reins.
Lord Buffhead 3-1fav (9-0) In touch, driven to chase winner over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, lost place inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Monumental Man (8-13) at Lingfield 5f hcp (6) pol.
Cut The Cackle (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Held up, headway over 1f out, running on when no daylight throughout final furlong, finished on the bridle, 7th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Pharoh Jake (9-0) at Lingfield 5f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Chateau Lola 25-1 (8-13) Led narrowly after 1f, driven and headed narrowly over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on and every chance inside final furlong, just held, 3rd of 8, 1/2l behind Pharoh Jake (8-9) at Lingfield 5f hcp (6) pol.
Cri Na Mara (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Went right start mid-division, ridden halfway, never a factor, 8th of 11, 8l behind Passionada (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Bond Blade 22-1 (8-10) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, not trouble leaders, 7th of 14, 9l behind Clubland (8-13) at Southwell 5f hcp (6) fbs in Aug.
First Rebellion 12-1 (8-9) Led, headed over 3f out, ridden to lead again inside final furlong, edged left and soon headed, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Steel Rain (9-4) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-55 (6) sft in Nov.
Deveze (IRE) 14-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 8, 1 3/4l behind Pharoh Jake (8-9) at Lingfield 5f hcp (6) pol.
Vhujon (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Towards rear, outpaced over 2f out, never dangerous, 10th of 12, 6l behind Brandywell Boy (9-3) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Nov.
Love Club 12-1 (9-3) Soon led, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 8, 1l behind Resonare (9-3) at Wolverhampton 5f mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Replicator 25-1 (8-7) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden, never near leaders, 7th of 8, 9l behind Monumental Man (8-13) at Lingfield 5f hcp (6) pol.
Spoken Words 66-1 (8-9) Keen close up, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 10, 20l behind Alezanna (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (6) pol.