Frognal and Shaunas Spirit are both capable of going close off their current marks and so is Efistorm, though the latter arrives out of sorts. Demoiselle Bond has won two of her last three starts over 6f but has something to prove on her previous modest efforts over today's trip and Wolverhampton winner Intiqaal makes more appeal despite returning from a lay-off. SPIN AGAIN showed signs of a return to form here last time and, given he's a four-time C&D winner, John Ryan's charge gets the nod to add to his tally.
Spin Again (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Behind, headway over 1f out, ran on strongly, nearest finish, 4th of 14, 1l behind Golden Desert (9-2) at Lingfield 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Efistorm 33-1 (8-11) In rear, headway over 1f out on inner, soon not much room, never dangerous, 9th of 12, 8l behind Fortrose Academy (9-0) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Frognal (IRE) 11-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Golden Desert (9-2) at Lingfield 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Shaunas Spirit (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, effort over 1f out, switched right to challenge inside final furlong, never on terms, 7th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Golden Desert (9-2) at Lingfield 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Hoover 15-2 (8-11) Led, headed over 5f out, chased leaders, weakened over 2f out, last of 10, 36l behind Purley Queen (8-6) at Epsom Downs 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Intiqaal (IRE) 13-2 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway on inside 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, switched left entering final furlong, led final 150 yards, ran on well, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr beating Cadmium Loch (9-0) by 2 1/4l, 11 ran.
Demoiselle Bond 15-2 (9-7) Taken to post early led, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, rallied to lead again post (hand timed), won at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-58 (6) pol in Oct beating Loyal Royal (9-5) by hd, 12 ran.
Lucky Mark (IRE) 9-2fav (9-3) Tracked leader, under pressure over 1f out, faded final furlong, 6th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Glastonberry (9-2) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Beach Candy (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride outpaced, never on terms, 6th of 8, 11l behind Auntie Kathryn (8-11) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-60 (6) hvy in Oct.
Totally Trusted 25-1 (8-12) Disputed lead, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 9, 11l behind Buckland (8-10) at Wolverhampton 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Inquisitress 16-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, some headway on inside over 2f out, never dangerous, 9th of 16, 12l behind Toga Tiger (9-9) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-55 (6) gd in Jun.