Clear at the weights on today's terms, SAHARIA is hard to oppose in this. He's been making hay in similar company this year and landed a hat-trick with a four length victory at Lingfield last time. Aciano looks next best as he reverts to the Flat having been well beaten over hurdles recently while Satwa Laird drops in class after failing to figure in handicaps despite slipping down the weights. Shomberg and Mr Opulence are hard to fancy on what little they've shown of late.
Saharia (IRE) 4-7fav (9-11) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 3f out, challenged going well 1f out, led inside final furlong, soon clear, won at Lingfield 1m clm stks (6) pol beating Benandonner (9-11) by 4l, 4 ran.
Aciano (IRE) 9-2 (8-4) In touch, tracked winner after 1f, driven over 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression final furlong, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 9, 3l behind Hurricane Spirit (7-13) at Lingfield 1m clm stks (5) pol in Dec.
Mr Opulence 80-1 (9-0) Held up, ridden 2f out, never near leaders, 9th of 15, 11l behind Ellaal (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Oct '11.
Satwa Laird 33-1 (9-6) Held up, ridden 5f out, headway 4f out, went 3rd 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 4l behind Day Of Destiny (9-7) at Southwell 1m 3f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs.
Shomberg 50-1 (8-7) Chased leader, weakened over 3f out, last of 8, 46l behind Desert Vision (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f clm stks (6) pol in Nov.