Young Simon gained his first success in 17 starts at Kempton a week ago and, though penalised 6lb, he was rated higher on turf. Silver Linnet is 1lb lower than when scoring at Lingfield last March and hasn't been running badly. Serious Matters has a long absence to overcome but has an experienced pilot in the plate while the consistent Downhill Skier should enjoy dropping back in trip after running reasonably well over 7f lately. MUSHY PEAS scored at Brighton in the summer and has run well on occasions on Polytrack. He was sent off favourite at Lingfield last time after a very good run there a week earlier but completely missed the break - compensation awaits under his experienced rider.
Young Simon 11-2 (9-2) Chased leading pair, headway on inside to 2nd over 1f out, driven to lead 1f out, ran on well, won at Kempton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol beating Memphis Man (9-0) by 1l, 10 ran.
Silver Linnet (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) Slowly into stride, behind, ran on inside final furlong, never troubled leaders, 6th of 9, 3l behind Your Gifted (9-0) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
St Ignatius 18-1 (9-5) Dwelt, outpaced, last of 13, 16l behind Fashion Icon (8-12) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-58 (6) fbs in Nov.
Serious Matters (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Dwelt, always in rear, 9th of 10, 10l behind Scottish Glen (9-9) at Lingfield 5f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Jul.
Downhill Skier (IRE) 7-2 (9-3) Held up in last trio, ridden on inside over 2f out, headway over 1f out, chased leaders and edged right entering final furlong, one pace, 4th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Piccolo Express (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Royal Blade (IRE) 33-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, not much room after about 1f, soon lost place and in rear, kept on final furlong, never dangerous, 5th of 7, 7l behind Sloop Johnb (9-1) at Wolverhampton 5f clm stks (6) pol.
Ivestar (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Held up in mid-division, ridden 3f out, soon weakened, last of 11, 18l behind Bentley (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Mushy Peas (IRE) 7-2fav (8-7) Dwelt and bumped start, behind, headway under pressure over 1f out, never reached leaders, 8th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Waterloo Dock (9-4) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Francis Albert 10-1 (8-10) Led, edged right over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 5th of 13, 1 3/4l behind Rightcar (8-12) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Cocktail Party (IRE) 7-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, effort over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 11, 5l behind Mind The Monarch (9-0) at Kempton 6f app hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Dec.
Fiancee (IRE) 7-1 (8-9) With leaders, ridden and effort over 2f out to over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 7l behind Itsthursdayalready (9-0) at Southwell 6f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs.
Vintage Quest 100-1 (8-3) In rear, never nearer, 8th of 12, 9l behind Edgeworth (8-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f clm stks (6) pol in Dec.
Grand Palace (IRE) 40-1 (8-13) Quickly away, chased leading trio, ridden halfway, staying on when hampered just over 1f out, soon weakened and eased, 8th of 12, 6l behind Metropolitan Chief (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.