INVIGILATOR remains in good form and scored over the minimum trip at Nottingham last time. He won over C&D in September and Derek Shaw's charge gets the nod ahead of the other recent winner Lord Buffhead. The latter just got the better of Chateau Lola, who runs in the first race, over 5f here last week while Scommettitrice was beaten less than a length on her latest start though she's yet to score on the all-weather. It's hard to make a strong case for any of the remainder but Imjin River suffered a couple of narrow margin defeats on the Polytrack during the autumn and could figure.
Colourbearer (IRE) 7-2 (9-7) Held up in rear, headway under pressure over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Liberal Lady (9-3) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Chester'slittlegem (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Towards rear, ridden halfway, weakened 2f out, 8th of 10, 7l behind Fathsta (9-6) at Lingfield 6f sell stks (6) pol.
Invigilator 7-2fav (9-0) Held up, headway and switched right over 1f out, ridden to lead well inside final furlong, won at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-55 (6) sft in Nov beating Tenancy (8-4) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Bitaphon (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 6th of 13, 4l behind Welsh Inlet (8-10) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Imjin River (IRE) 9-1 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden halfway, never dangerous, 8th of 14, 11l behind Mucky Molly (8-13) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) hvy in Oct.
Lord Buffhead 3-1fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, soon every chance, driven to lead towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-52 (6) pol beating Chateau Lola (9-5) by nk, 9 ran.
Scommettitrice (IRE) 11-1 (8-12) Disputed lead, ridden 2f out, headed and no extra well inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 3/4l behind M J Woodward (9-4) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-62 (6) pol.
Romanticize 12-1 (9-6) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 10, 24l behind Hoppy's Flyer (9-4) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.
Ishetoo 66-1 (9-0) Always in rear, 9th of 14, 7l behind Spitfire (9-4) at Southwell 6f hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Nov.
Lisselton Cross 25-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, one pace and no impression final furlong, 8th of 12, 8l behind Temple Road (9-0) at Kempton 6f stks 0-55 (6) pol.
Prigsnov Dancer (IRE) 20-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders, ridden entering final furlong, soon weakened, 9th of 12, 7l behind Sally's Swansong (8-11) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Little Perisher 12-1 (9-1) Towards rear, ridden along 3f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, kept on, 4th of 9, 6l behind Monumental Man (9-13) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-52 (6) pol.
Lady By Red (IRE) 40-1 (8-12) Close up, ridden halfway, weakened final furlong, 8th of 12, 8l behind Dazzlin Bluebell (8-12) at Southwell 5f mdn stks (5) fbs in Nov.