Cavalry Guard produced a better effort when runner-up at Lingfield last time and could figure if taking advantage of a favourable draw. Royal Envoy is not out of this back over 7f and had Aggbag and Kenswick behind when fourth here on his latest start, while the latter also has a bit to find with Hi Spec on earlier running. However, CLEARING HOUSE has won two of his last three starts, both over a mile at Lingfield, and this drop in class should more than compensate for today's different conditions so John Ryan's charge gets the vote.
Clearing House 7-1 (8-10) Held up well in rear, good headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Tuscan King (9-6) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
Fools Gold 20-1 (8-4) Tracked leader, ridden and outpaced over 3f out, last of 6, 26l behind Madame Boot (8-7) at Southwell 1m hacp 0-70 (5) fbs in Feb.
Grand Honour (IRE) 11-2 (8-10) Towards rear of mid-division, headway on inside over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, kept on, no impression, 6th of 13, 12l behind Stoneacre Gareth (8-12) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Feb.
Teen Ager (FR) 18-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 10, 11l behind Patavium Prince (9-5) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Hi Spec (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) In rear, ridden 2f out, not troubled leaders, 9th of 10, 9l behind Fortunate Bid (8-12) at Kempton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.
Pab Special (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Took keen hold, chased leaders, driven over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Eastern Gift (9-4) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Lend A Light 11-2 (9-3) Slowly into stride, behind, headway 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, soon ridden, switched left and kept on inside final furlong, not reached leaders, 4th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Aqua Vitae (9-3) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Dec.
Diddums 16-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, headway 4f out, ridden and one pace when edged left over 1f out, no impression, 7th of 13, 4l behind Dickie Le Davoir (8-10) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-52 (6) pol.
Commander Wish 40-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, pushed aong 3f out, plugged on one pace inside final furlong, never a threat, 6th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Eastern Gift (9-4) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Kenswick 12-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 13, 9l behind Queenie's Star (8-13) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Aggbag 6-1 (8-12) Mid-division, headway under pressure 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, never troubled leaders, 5th of 13, 4l behind Queenie's Star (8-13) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Royal Envoy (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, soon in touch and wide, chased leaders halfway, challenged and every chance 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Queenie's Star (8-13) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Cane Cat (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, effort 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 9l behind John Potts (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Cavalry Guard (USA) 20-1 (8-4) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 2nd final strides, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Spinning Ridge (9-3) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.