Club House won three times over track and trip earlier in the year but could only manage fourth dropped to 7f last time. He finished just behind Gracious George on that occasion but can reverse running back over today's longer distance. The Best Doctor may well have improved since last year and makes his handicap debut. He's preferred to Gaelic Silver, who landed a claimer over 1m2f here a fortnight ago and will find this tougher, but the vote goes WILFRED PICKLES. The latter ended a long losing run over course and distance earlier in the year and is only 2lb higher today.
Gracious George (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden and unable to quicken over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Hillbilly Boy (9-6) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Club House (IRE) 9-2 (8-12) Held up towards rear, headway on inner over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, not pace to challenge, 4th of 8, 1 1/2l behind Hillbilly Boy (9-6) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Malaysian Boleh 8-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, never dangerous, 6th of 7, 5l behind Light From Mars (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
The Best Doctor (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Mid-division, headway 4f out, edged right over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 5l behind Modernstone (9-0) at Windsor 1m mdn stks (5) sft in Oct.
Wilfred Pickles (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Held up in mid-division, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, never going pace to threaten, 5th of 11, 2 3/4l behind High Time Too (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Tenor (IRE) 9-4fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, soon ridden, one pace, 5th of 8, 7l behind Lisa's Legacy (9-4) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Gaelic Silver (FR) 5-4fav (9-2) Tracked leader, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, edged right and kept on, 2nd of 5, 3/4l behind Munsarim (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f clm stks 0-75 (5) pol.