Royal Peculiar was a decent third on his reappearance at Lingfield and has plenty of scope. Albert Bridge is lightly-raced and only 4lb higher than when successful at Newbury last year while Samsons Son won at Windsor and Goodwood last season and can't be ruled out. But the top weight has a bit to find to overturn Newbury running in August with ROCKFELLA, who also won on his reappearance last year. Denis Coakley's six-year-old is still on a decent mark and gets a tentative vote here as Storm Hawk runs his best races on Fibresand and Hawridge Star has been off the track for a while. Enfant De Lune is fit from a campaign over hurdles, however, and may stay on into a place.
Samsons Son 12-1 (8-10) Mid-division, weakened over 3f out, 20th of 23, 32l behind Zuider Zee (8-13) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp (2) sft in Nov.
Royal Peculiar 5-1 (8-10) In rear, headway and looked green over 1f out, ridden and stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 10, 3l behind Midsummer Sun (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Apr.
Mezzanisi (IRE) 9-1 (8-8) Steadied soon after start, raced keenly in mid-division, not clear run and switched right over 2f out, headway over 1f out, edged left and went 3rd inside final furlong, not troubled front pair, 3rd of 15, 6l behind Red Merlin (8-10) at Haydock 1m 4f hcp (2) gf in Jul '09.
Enfant De Lune (FR) (8-11) 6th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Libertador (8-11) at Lyon-parilly(FR) 1m 4f stk in Jun '08.
Storm Hawk (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Very slowly away, held up in rear, pushed along and effort over 4f out on outer, weakened over 3f out, last of 8, 45l behind Old Hundred (9-12) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Apr.
Albert Bridge 15-2 (8-8) Chased leaders, led narrowly 3f out, kept narrow advantage when pressed from over 2f out, stayed on strongly inside final furlong to assert closing stages, won at Newbury 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Sep beating Sugar Hiccup (8-1) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Rockfella 12-1 (8-11) Soon tracked leader until ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 11l behind Bowdler's Magic (9-2) at Yarmouth 1m 6f hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Hawridge Star (IRE) 8-1 (9-9) Towards rear, headway to chase leaders 3f out, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, kept on, one pace, 3rd of 17, 6l behind Dark Ranger (8-7) at York 2m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May '11.
O Ma Lad (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) In rear, headway 2f out, soon hung right, plugged on same pace, finished under stand side rail, 6th of 11, 19l behind Gilded Age (8-10) at Newbury 2m hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Apr.
Princely Hero (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Tracked leader until 3f out, weakened 2f out, 11th of 12, 11l behind Forte Dei Marmi (9-0) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr '10.
Mattoral 4-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, ridden and edged left 3f out, lost place 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, no impression, 5th of 9, 4l behind Silken Thoughts (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Aug.