A tumble down the weights and the step up to today's distance saw DELLBUOY return to form. He had Yes Chef back in fifth when scoring over track and trip and can defy a 5lb rise. Swift Blade is a rare winner but can make the frame off his current mark while Sugar Hiccup returns to the Flat on a decent mark for his all-weather debut. Comedy House is only 11lb higher than when winning over 2m here during the summer and Ibiza Sunset is fit from hurdling though he's won just the once in 18 starts on the level.
Sugar Hiccup (IRE) 11-4fav (9-1) Tracked leaders, effort to press winner entering final 2f, every chance, driven and ran on, unable to quicken final strides, 2nd of 7, nk behind L Frank Baum (9-4) at Ffos Las 2m hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Aug '12.
Swift Blade (IRE) 8-1 (9-12) Raced wide took keen hold in touch, headway to lead 10f out, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 14, 7l behind Outrageous Request (9-7) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Dellbuoy 7-1 (9-8) Held up well in rear, headway well over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, ran on to lead inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol beating Modem (9-5) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Living Leader 5-1 (9-7) Held up, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 8l behind Kimbali (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Comedy House 8-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, ridden 3f out, plugged on same pace final 2f, 5th of 9, 14l behind Panettone (9-9) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Sep.
If I Were A Boy (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, some headway over 1f out, never nearer, 6th of 11, 7l behind Rutherglen (9-4) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Aug.
The Blue Dog (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, ridden to challenge over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 10l behind Asia Minor (9-4) at Kempton 1m 4f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol.
King's Request (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Close up, ridden when switched left over 1f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 14, 4l behind Outrageous Request (9-7) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Ibiza Sunset (IRE) 33-1 (9-11) Dwelt towards rear, never on terms, 9th of 12, 17l behind Fujin Dancer (11-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f am hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Magicalmysterytour (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Chased leading pair, went 2nd 6f out until over 2f out, no impression when lost 3rd entering final 2f, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 9, 11l behind The Ducking Stool (9-1) at Yarmouth 1m 3f app hcp (6) gf in Jul '12.
Yes Chef 10-1 (9-4) Led until over 2f out, rallied over 1f out, weakened closing stages, 5th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Dellbuoy (9-8) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Thane of Cawdor (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Mid-division, ridden and effort on far side 2f out, no impression inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 9l behind Asia Minor (9-9) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Capetown Kid 20-1 (9-1) In touch, lost place over 3f out, 11th of 12, well behind Tracks Of My Tears (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.