MIDNIGHT FEAST finally showed some improvement for a slide down the weights when runner-up to the in-form Club House over course and distance. He won three times off higher marks last year and looks set for a return to winning ways in this. Both Hierarch and For Shia And Lula have something to find with the selection, but the veteran Benandonner arrives in good heart after almost following up an earlier win at Wolverhampton when second at the same track last week. Not Rigg won off a 9lb higher mark on Turf last summer but remains out of form on this surface.
Hierarch (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Behind, driven and headway on inside over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Club House (9-8) at Lingfield 1m app hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) pol.
For Shia And Lula (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) In rear, effort over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 8th of 11, 5l behind Club House (8-10) at Lingfield 1m hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Storm Runner (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Held up in mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and no impression 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 5th of 13, 2l behind Compton Bird (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Midnight Feast 6-1 (9-2) Pressed leader, driven and every chance over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, no impression final 100 yards, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Club House (9-8) at Lingfield 1m app hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) pol.
Not Rigg (USA) 25-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, headway on inside over 2f out, never reached leaders and weakened over 1f out, 12th of 13, 9l behind Compton Bird (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Divine Rule (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Close up, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind India's Song (8-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f sell stks (6) pol.
Cyflymder (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Held up, ridden over 3f out, never dangerous, 8th of 11, 12l behind Huzzah (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Benandonner (USA) 5-2fav (9-6) Broke sharply and led early, tracked leaders, left 2nd over 5f out, led over 2f out, headed well over 1f out, soon switched right, ran on inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Bond Artist (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.