Twenty One Choice ended last season with a hat trick but is 8lb higher on his first outing since September. Stir Trader makes more appeal after a couple of starts over a mile at this track and he finished ahead of Pearl Nation when third on his latest start. LIVING LEADER is one of the least exposed and finished a close-up fourth at Lingfield on his reappearance. Nick Littmoden's charge gets the nod racing off the same mark today. Flexible Flyer is also lightly-raced but is having his first start since June and Silverware looks a bigger threat on his recent third over track and trip to Light From Mars.
Pearl Nation (USA) 12-1 (9-2) Reared start, pulled hard and held up towards rear, headway and kept on same pace final 2f, never a threat, 5th of 11, 8l behind Loyalty (9-0) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Living Leader 7-4fav (9-1) Raced wide tracked leaders, pushed along 3f out, ridden 2f out, soon outpaced, driven and ran on towards finish, 4th of 7, 1 3/4l behind Al's Memory (9-4) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Street Power (USA) 11-2 (9-3) Held up in last last pair on inside, headway over 2f out, driven and pressed leaders over 1f out, weakened final 100 yards, 6th of 8, 4l behind Yeeoow (9-6) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Silverware (USA) 7-1 (9-0) Keen in touch, ridden 2f out, effort entering final furlong, no extra towards finish, 5th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Showboating (8-11) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Stir Trader (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Held up in mid-division, headway on outside over 2f out, went 3rd 2f out, one pace and no chance with leading duo when hung right under pressure over 1f out, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Loyalty (9-0) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Dancheur (IRE) 3-1fav (8-10) Led, clear 3f out, ridden and headed 1f out, weakened final 75 yards, 6th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Misplaced Fortune (9-7) at Pontefract 6f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gf in Sep.
Russian Ice 7-2fav (8-12) Held up towards rear on inside, headway on inner over 2f out, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 2l behind Ree's Rascal (8-11) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Flexible Flyer 5-2fav (9-2) Went freely to post, bumped start, pulled hard and headway to lead over 5f out, ridden and headed 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 13, 11l behind Lady Loch (8-11) at Leicester 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jun.
Twenty One Choice (IRE) Evensfav (9-8) Tracked leaders, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ridden and ran on, won at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Sep beating Exceedexpectations (9-7) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.
Jake The Snake (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Held up behind, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 2 3/4l behind Admiralty (9-3) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Perfect Mission 7-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Ocean Legend (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Bint Alzain (IRE) 4-1 (8-0) Dwelt tracked leaders, effort on outer 2f out, soon every chance, kept on one pace, last of 4, 1l behind Noverre To Go (9-3) at Lingfield 6f clm stks (6) pol in Mar.