Whitby Jet can do better back on this surface after a no show in heavy ground at Newbury while Trip Switch is worth noting on his return to 1m2f and first start for John Butler. HYDRANT could only finish fifth at Lingfield last time but was beaten less than length in a blanket finish and he gets the nod to come out best with a similar effort. Royal Etiquette and Having A Ball both won over C&D before running below par last time while the lightly-raced Sporting Gold is worth a second glance on his first start since May.
Celtic Sultan (IRE) 22-1 (9-2) Held up in last pair, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 9, 4 1/2l behind On The Hoof (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Whitby Jet (IRE) 7-1 (10-2) Held up, headway on outer to chase leaders over 3f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 5th of 10, 21l behind Kings Troop (9-6) at Newbury 1m 4f ladies hcap (5) hvy in Oct.
Understory (USA) 25-1 (9-6) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, soon weakened, 12th of 13, 12l behind Ancient Greece (9-9) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Simayill 33-1 (9-9) Steadied start and held up in rear, never involved, 11th of 13, 19l behind Layali Dubai (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Trip Switch 8-1 (9-1) Soon led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 31l behind May's Boy (8-2) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Apr.
Capellini (9-4) 6th of 11, 11l behind Love Over Gold (8-13) at Amiens(FR) 1m 3f stk hvy in Nov '10.
Hydrant 7-1 (8-12) Led, headed and flashed tail 6f out, led again over 2f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 3/4l behind Casual Mover (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Al Amaan 50-1 (9-0) Held up, never a factor, 9th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Casual Mover (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Royal Etiquette (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, effort over 2f out, never dangerous, 7th of 9, 9l behind Daffydowndilly (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Aviso (GER) 14-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden over 1f out, kept on towards finish, never a factor, 4th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Super Say (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f clm stks (6) pol.
Having A Ball 10-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, one pace and no impression, 6th of 9, 7l behind Daffydowndilly (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
May's Boy 12-1 (8-11) Tracked leading pair, driven 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong, no impression when lost 3rd towards finish, 4th of 11, 4l behind Honey Of A Kitten (8-10) at Lingfield 1m app hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Sporting Gold (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Keen always in rear, hung right over 1f out, 8th of 10, 12l behind Lashyn (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in May.
Silkee Supreme 8-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never on terms, 6th of 12, 6l behind Gallantry (8-12) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.