It could pay to take a chance on SPEAK THE TRUTH; the list of dangers is headed by Fazbee and Make My Dream. The selection won over this course and distance last month but he failed to build on that last time at Wolverhampton. However, the race was not run to suit that day and from a good draw he could be worth chancing to get back on track. Fazbee looks the best alternative as she is also well drawn and she wasn't beaten all that far at Lingfield last time. She can go well but her best form is over a slightly longer trip. Make my Dream has got plenty of placed form this year but his only success came at Sandown back in September and he has yet to win in 16 attempts on the all-weather. Space Station has relatively few miles on the clock and although he disappointed here last time, he had previously gone close over this trip at Lingfield and he looks worth another try over this distance. Bryan Smart had a couple of winners on the all-weather this week so Jack Rackham could be worth a market check from his positive high draw. An open race and a chance is taken on Speak The Truth.
Fazbee (IRE) 14-1 (8-7) Switched left start, held up in rear, ridden and outpaced entering final 2f, driven and ran on towards finish, 4th of 9, 3l behind Brandywell Boy (8-0) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Jack Rackham 7-1 (9-3) Held up, never dangerous, 15th of 17, 10l behind Milton Of Campsie (9-4) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Oct.
Gentle Guru 18-1 (9-4) Held up, pushed along over 3f out, never a factor, 7th of 9, 7l behind Billberry (9-1) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Make My Dream 7-2 (9-3) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never nearer, 6th of 10, 4l behind Edith's Boy (8-12) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Space Station 14-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders on outer, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 7l behind Black Dahlia (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Nov.
Speak The Truth (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 7l behind Tourist (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Musical Script (USA) 5-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, in rear, headway 2f out, one pace from over 1f out, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Billberry (9-1) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Sutton Veny (IRE) 8-1 (8-8) Soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, not much room when fading well inside final furlong, 9th of 12, 4l behind Perlachy (8-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Figaro Flyer (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Held up, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 6th of 9, 7l behind Billberry (9-1) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Another Try (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Always prominent, led approaching final 1f, driven out, won at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Oct beating Dancing Wave (8-8) by 3/4l, 15 ran.
Forest Dane 5-2fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, not much room after 1f, ridden 2f out, every chance entering final furlong, stayed on same pace towards finish, 3rd of 11, 3l behind Fantasy Fighter (8-13) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Diddums 40-1 (8-4) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, soon lost place, 8th of 9, 8l behind Billberry (9-1) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.