Epsom winner Purley Queen will have come on for her recent return to action and Tidal's Baby steps up in trip after landing a maiden here last month. Darnathean went close at Lingfield last time and Whinging Willie nearly followed up his course win when beaten only a nose at Wolverhampton. Percythepinto won a shade cosily over a mile three weeks ago but the speculative vote in a wide open contest goes to MR KNIGHTLEY, runner-up over today's trip last week with The Noble Ord behind and racing off the same mark today.
Going Grey (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Chased leaders on inside, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened soon after, 11th of 13, 23l behind Hawaiian Storm (8-9) at Ripon 1m 3yo mdn (5) sft in Apr.
Purley Queen (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Sunshine Always (9-4) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Tidal's Baby 5-2fav (8-12) Held up in rear, headway entering final furlong, led inside final furlong, pushed along and ran on, won at Lingfield 6f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov beating Miakora (8-12) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Al's Memory (IRE) 18-1 (8-6) Dwelt, behind, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 7th of 19, 10l behind Desert Creek (9-1) at Doncaster 7f app hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Nov.
Just Breathe (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Short of room and dropped to rear after 1f, never a factor after, 9th of 11, 13l behind Passionada (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Mr Knightley (IRE) 5-1 (9-6) Led, 2 lengths clear when ridden 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, headed and no extrra final strides, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Muhandis (9-7) at Lingfield 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
The Noble Ord 13-2 (9-5) Tracked leaders on inside, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace under pressure final furlong, no impression, 4th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Muhandis (9-7) at Lingfield 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Le King Beau (USA) 25-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, no impression, last of 7, 16l behind Polar Kite (8-13) at Kempton 7f clm stks (5) pol.
Darnathean 5-1fav (9-1) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, went 2nd near finish, 2nd of 13, nk behind North Central (9-0) at Lingfield 7f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Compton Rainbow 40-1 (8-12) Chased leader, every chance when hung left over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 8l behind Balti's Sister (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Whinging Willie (IRE) 5-4fav (9-6) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, headed post, 2nd of 11, ns behind Inffiraaj (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Nov.
Percythepinto (IRE) 7-2fav (9-3) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Lingfield 1m hcp (6) pol in Nov beating Rogue Reporter (9-2) by 1 1/4l, 11 ran.
Compton Bird 33-1 (8-11) Always in rear, 10th of 13, 16l behind Daniel Thomas (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Minstrels Gallery (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Dwelt in rear, headway on outer to go close up over 4f out, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 21l behind Sheila's Buddy (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.