Shalambar is back on the same mark as when scoring at Kempton last March but Jacobs Son has the more recent form with a victory over El Libertador over C&D last month. Robert Mills' charge should go close again and is preferred to La Belle Doyenne who doesn't look the most straightforward having disappointed on her latest start here in a maiden. HONEST STRIKE is a lightly-raced six-year-old and finally got off the mark over track and trip last time. He's got plenty in hand compared to his original handicap mark and is taken to defy a 3lb rise and follow-up.
Shalambar (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, 6th of 7, 3l behind English Summer (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f app hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.
Dynamic Idol (USA) 5-1 (9-7) Held up, headway on outer from 3f out, chased leader 2f out, ridden and one pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 6l behind Kayalar (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 5f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Jacobs Son 7-2fav (9-5) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, driven clear over 1f out, held on well, won at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec beating El Libertador (8-9) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Stentorian (IRE) 11-1 (10-12) Mid-division, pushed along before halfway, soon lost place, tailed off, last of 12, well behind Swift Blade (11-5) at Goodwood 1m 3f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gd in Sep.
One For Joules (IRE) 40-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, always behind, 13th of 14, 16l behind Beat Route (9-9) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
La Belle Doyenne 14-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, stayed on same pace final 2f, 3rd of 11, 18l behind Suegioo (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
El Libertador (USA) 7-1 (8-9) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never reached winner, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Jacobs Son (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Honest Strike (USA) 5-1 (9-1) Keen early tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, led inside final furlong, won at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec beating Stetson (9-7) by 3/4l, 12 ran.