The unpredictable Multitask is due one of his better efforts but Seek The Fair Land has done all his winning so far this year in plating company. Dissent caught his rivals napping here last time and made all to win by 10 lengths. But he's been raised 15lb for his trouble and the likes of Top Cop, Rigolleto and Smart Salute are preferred having all been beaten less than a length on their latest starts. BROTHER TIGER faded badly in the closing stages of his reappearance at Haydock. But he scored over track and trip in November and with more scope for improvement than most of these, he gets a tentative vote.
Multitask 14-1 (8-4) Raced wide close up, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 7, 10l behind Daylight (9-4) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Seek The Fair Land 7-1 (9-7) Raced keenly, led, ridden and headed over 1f out, chased leader until final 100 yards, kept on same pace in 3rd, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Almanack (9-2) at Kempton 6f app hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Top Cop 10-1 (9-11) Took keen hold chasing leaders, went 2nd 4f out, led approaching final furlong, ridden and narrowly headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind See The Storm (9-1) at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Brother Tiger 8-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 12l behind Foxy Clarets (9-4) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Dissent (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Made all, clear from over 2f out, easily, won at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Proper Charlie (9-2) by 10l, 12 ran.
Langley Vale 10-1 (9-2) Held up in 5th, ridden and no impression over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 6l behind Kosika (9-11) at Epsom Downs 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Rigolleto (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Led, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well, headed close home, 2nd of 10, hd behind Spiraea (9-9) at Warwick 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Thataboy (IRE) 10-1 (8-8) Held up, ridden over 2f out, rider dropped whip over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 4th of 9, 2l behind Dinneratmidnight (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Smart Salute 11-4fav (9-4) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 2f out, ridden over 1f out, driven to challenge and every chance inside final furlong, stayed on into 2nd final stride, 2nd of 8, nk behind Vallarta (9-12) at Salisbury 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.