Plenty with a chance in a competitive affair. Nazreef showed signs of a resurgence last time and is not easily dismissed and True To Form usually runs up to his name and can figure. Storm King went close last month with George Guru in close attendance while Grey Mirage was well backed last time. Rakaan beat Alfred Hutchinson at Wolverhampton recently but had earlier finished behind the lightly-raced EMBANKMENT over C&D. The latter looks capable of handling the step up in class today with further progress expected from Willie Jarvis' colt.
Nazreef 14-1 (9-9) Tracked leader, ridden 3f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 1 3/4l behind Tinshu (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Nov.
True To Form (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 5th of 10, 5l behind Farraaj (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 2f Listed stks (1) pol in Nov.
Storm King 5-2fav (8-12) Held up, headway entering final furlong, ridden and ran on, not reach winner, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Solar Deity (8-8) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Nov.
George Guru 11-1 (8-9) Keen held up, headway on outer from over 3f out, every chance 2f out, ridden to lead narrowly over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, lost two places near finish, 4th of 12, 1l behind Solar Deity (8-8) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Nov.
Rakaan (IRE) 11-4fav (8-11) In rear, wide into straight 2f out, headway entering final furlong, ran on to lead final strides, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Nov beating Alfred Hutchinson (8-7) by shd, 7 ran.
Docofthebay (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Behind, outpaced over 2f out, never on terms, 8th of 11, 8l behind York Glory (9-4) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Nov.
Grey Mirage 7-2fav (9-0) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 3rd of 12, 6l behind Anjaz (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Nov.
Embankment 10-1 (8-13) Mid-division, headway 2f out, led 1f out, driven and stayed on well final furlong, won at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov beating Rakaan (9-7) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.
Bank On Me 7-1 (9-2) Mid-division, driven and headway over 2f out, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, stayed on well on outside final furlong, pressed winner final 50 yards, just failed, 2nd of 9, shd behind Jack Of Diamonds (8-13) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Prime Exhibit 9-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, unable to trouble leaders, 4th of 10, 5l behind Chookie Royale (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Alfred Hutchinson 13-2 (8-7) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, edged right and led inside final furlong, headed final strides, 2nd of 7, shd behind Rakaan (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Nov.