Ewell Place was sent off favourite in a claimer at Lingfield on Saturday but ran a shocker and it's difficult to know what to expect from him. Tarooq was also strongly fancied on his latest start in June but went wrong during the race and was pulled-up. He can figure if fully recovered but CORPORAL MADDOX looks a safer option. Third at Southwell last week, he'll be more at home back on the Polytrack and can come out best. Light From Mars is in decent form but has a bit to find at the weights though he's still preferred to 6f winner Chiswick Bey.
Chiswick Bey (IRE) 11-2 (8-13) Dwelt pushed along in rear, never a factor, 8th of 9, 9l behind Song Of Parkes (8-11) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Corporal Maddox 9-2fav (9-7) Slowly away soon switched to outer and ridden along in rear, very wide into straight 3f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, not reach leaders, 3rd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Flying Pickets (8-13) at Southwell 7f clm stks (6) fbs.
Light From Mars 5-2fav (9-6) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, not trouble leaders, 4th of 11, 3l behind L'Hirondelle (9-0) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Ewell Place (IRE) 5-4fav (9-5) Slowly into stride, switched to inside, headway to go close up over 5f out, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, eased final furlong, last of 8, 16l behind Brocklebank (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 3yo clm stks (6) pol.
Berbice (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Slowly away, held up towards rear, never a factor, 9th of 14, 11l behind Dark Ruler (9-2) at Musselburgh 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Sep.
Tarooq (USA) 15-8fav (9-11) Prominent, shaken up 2f out, something soon amiss and eased, pulled up, in a race won by King Pin (8-13) at Redcar 7f clm stks (5) sft in Jun, 6 ran.
Lady On Top (IRE) 40-1 (8-4) Led for 1f, chased leader until over 5f out, chased leaders, weakened over 2f out, 12th of 13, 8l behind North Central (9-0) at Lingfield 7f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol.