Official handicap marks suggest this is between Flavius Victor and THE MONGOOSE. The former has had just the one start since July when fifth at Kempton and has been off the track for two months since so the vote goes to David Evans' charge. He finished a close-up fifth in a handicap over C&D last month and a similar effort would be good enough to land this. Summer Sun looks best of the remainder but has plenty to find on today's terms with the principal contenders.
Back For Tea (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 20l behind Hint Of Promise (8-12) at Kempton 1m mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.
Flavius Victor (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Prominent, ridden 2f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 13, 4l behind Sword In Hand (8-12) at Kempton 1m mdn auc stks (5) pol in Sep.
King's Future 12-1 (9-3) Soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 9, 5l behind Polar Venture (9-3) at Lingfield 6f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Marshall Art 100-1 (9-0) Led early, prominent, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 26l behind Sparkling Portrait (9-3) at Southwell 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) fbs in Dec '11.
The Mongoose 20-1 (8-10) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, driven out, 5th of 14, 1 1/2l behind Golden Desert (9-2) at Lingfield 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Summer Sun 7-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, chased leader 3f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon headed, kept on one pace, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Polar Venture (9-3) at Lingfield 6f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
White Flight 25-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on same pace final 100 yards, 4th of 12, 5l behind Gallantry (8-12) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.