LUJEANIE came up against progressive three-year-olds when finishing runner-up on his last two starts at Lingfield. A C&D winner, he may have more luck here and gets the vote. Hatta Stream was three lengths behind him last time with a below par Quasi Congaree well beaten. Stratton Banker is not out of this but course winner Breathless Kiss makes more appeal - the latter went close over today's distance last week. Dominium is the least exposed horse in the race and having won his maiden over track and trip will looking to spoil the selection's party.
Lujeanie 10-1 (9-2) In rear, ridden over 2f out, headway 1f out, pressed winner inside final furlong, not quicken, 2nd of 10, nk behind Wallis (8-12) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Quasi Congaree (GER) 12-1 (9-2) Raced wide, in touch, ridden over 2f out, wide into straight, soon weakened, 9th of 10, 22l behind Wallis (8-12) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Hatta Stream (IRE) 11-2 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, not pace to challenge, 4th of 10, 4l behind Wallis (8-12) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Breathless Kiss (USA) 15-2 (9-1) Dwelt, raced in rear, headway over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong, never reached winner, 2nd of 7, nk behind Ray Of Joy (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Dominium (USA) 5-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 2f out, kept on to take 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 10, 7l behind Avenuesnalleyways (8-13) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Apr.
Stratton Banker (IRE) Evensfav (9-5) Held up, ridden and headway entering final furlong, led final 75 yards, ran on, won at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov beating Fromsong (8-12) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Rapid Water 12-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, kept on, not troubled leaders, 6th of 16, 4l behind Humidor (9-5) at Ascot 5f app hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Oct.