Do More Business found Jonnie Skull, who runs in the previous race, a length too good last time but Pharoh Jake put an unlucky run over C&D behind him when scoring again at Kempton last month. George Fenton should be in the mix once again and Catalinas Diamond was beaten only a short-head over track and trip last Monday but a speculative vote goes to HAADEETH. He was winning off a 17lb higher mark back in April and with Philip Prince taking a further 7lb off his back, he could land this for yard in flying form.
Catalinas Diamond (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, headed post, 2nd of 10, shd behind Commanche (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Waabel 7-1 (8-5) Pushed along to soon dispute lead, ridden 2 lengths clear entering final 2f, headed and no extra inside final furlong, hampered close home, 5th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Efistorm (8-4) at Lingfield 6f clm stks (6) pol in Dec.
Haadeeth 12-1 (8-5) Dwelt, in touch in 4th, pushed along over 2f out, one pace, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Drawnfromthepast (9-2) at Lingfield 5f clm stks (6) pol in Dec.
Cornus 20-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, effort over 1f out, never able to challenge, 4th of 9, 1 1/4l behind Jonnie Skull (8-0) at Lingfield 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Volcanic Dust (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Slowly away, always towards rear, 11th of 12, 11l behind Sunrise Dance (9-4) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
George Fenton 8-1 (8-10) Mid-division on inside, outpaced over 2f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 4th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Belinsky (8-13) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.
Pharoh Jake 7-2 (9-4) Held up towards rear on inside, headway on rails over 2f out, challenged over 1f out, driven ahead final 110 yards, won at Kempton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Dec beating Mucky Molly (9-4) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Ace of Spies (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) Prominent, weakened 2f out, 12th of 14, 9l behind Glastonberry (9-6) at Lingfield 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Marshall Art 5-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 8, 8l behind Garrisson (9-3) at Lingfield 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Do More Business (IRE) 7-1 (8-4) In touch, chased leaders over 1f out, soon one pace, 3rd of 9, 1l behind Jonnie Skull (8-0) at Lingfield 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Cut The Cackle (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Held up, headway over 1f out, running on when no daylight throughout final furlong, finished on the bridle, 7th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Pharoh Jake (9-0) at Lingfield 5f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Putin (IRE) 10-1 (8-7) Prominent, hard ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 10, 1 1/2l behind Commanche (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.