MASTER LIGHTFOOT makes plenty of appeal this afternoon and we expect him to fend off the challenges of Spinning Bailiwick and Resplendent Alpha. Walter Swinburn's colt was a little disappointing at Wolverhampton on his most recent start but if he can seize an uncontested lead - he could be very difficult to peg back. Spinning Bailiwick is very much on a roll at present having obliged on her last three starts. A 4lb rise for her latest success does not seem too harsh if she stays the six. Resplendent Alpha is an infrequent winner. He stayed on well last week to claim second but could not be considered to be an unlucky loser in any way. Premier Lad is watched on his first foray away from Southwell's fibresand. Perfect Act was well held over seven furlongs and drops back a furlong today. Leading Edge was apparently unfancied at Wolverhampton though proved his doubters wrong. He has a tougher task here. Musical Script is far better than his last run suggests and as a consequence, might represent some value against more well fancied opponents. Jeremy Gask had a couple entered in this race so it is interesting that he gives a chance to New Leyf. A fair performer on the turf, this is his first run on an artificial surface. Master Lightfoot is the recommendation in the finale.
Lujeanie 6-1 (9-5) Steadied start, held up in rear, headway over 2f out, soon hard ridden, strong run to lead inside final furlong, comfortably, won at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) std in Aug beating Memphis Man (9-10) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Spinning Bailiwick 2-1fav (10-0) Raced wide, in touch, ridden and edged left over 1f out, driven and ran on to lead post, won at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Jolly Ranch (8-9) by nk, 8 ran.
Master Lightfoot 9-2fav (9-2) Always prominent, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 1l behind Anne Of Kiev (9-4) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Perfect Act 16-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, went second over 2f out until 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 11l behind Seek The Fair Land (8-10) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
New Leyf (IRE) 9-1 (8-11) Led centre group and narrow advantage overall, ridden and headed inside final 2f, weakened final 1f, 5th of 11, 7l behind Rapid Water (8-9) at Ascot 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Labisa (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Held up, pushed along halfway, switched inside and effort over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Seek The Fair Land (8-13) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Resplendent Alpha 9-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, not clearest of runs on inside and switched left twice from well over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, closed as winner, idled near finish, 2nd of 11, nk behind Absa Lutte (9-3) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Premier Lad 6-1 (9-0) Raced wide, held up, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 8th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Great Charm (9-1) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Nov.
Westwood 25-1 (9-6) Mid-division, lost place over 2f out, weakened and eased over 1f out, last of 13, 32l behind Bertie Southstreet (8-13) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Leading Edge (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) In rear, headway over 1f out, ridden to lead well inside final furlong, edged left and driven out, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov beating Sea Rover (9-2) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Musical Script (USA) 11-2 (9-1) Held up and always in rear, 10th of 11, 4l behind Sutton Veny (9-1) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Highland Harvest 20-1 (8-13) In touch, headway to chase leaders 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 12, 6l behind Arteus (9-3) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.