Tarooq has been in fine form in sellers but will find this much tougher and Seek The Fair Land is preferred on the back of a recent win over track and trip. SULIS MINERVA has been thereabouts of late in higher grade sprints and she's taken to make the most of today's drop in class and come out best. Forest Edge has a couple of lengths to finds with the latter on latest running while recent winners Profile Star and Waking Warrior look high enough in the weights now.
Tarooq (USA) 4-11fav (9-1) Tracked leader, led 2f out, ridden clear final furlong, comfortably, won at Lingfield 7f sell stks (6) pol beating Majuro (9-1) by 5l, 4 ran.
Seek The Fair Land 14-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead inside final furlong, driven out, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol beating Sole Danser (8-9) by nk, 9 ran.
Sulis Minerva (IRE) 10-1 (8-4) In touch, chased leaders over 1f out, stayed on well, 4th of 9, 2l behind Farmleigh House (9-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-100 (2) pol.
Forest Edge (IRE) 12-1 (8-1) With leader, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, faded, 7th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Farmleigh House (9-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-100 (2) pol.
Thunderball 16-1 (9-0) Led, ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 12, 5l behind Chapter And Verse (8-10) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Dec.
Profile Star (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Led, ridden and pressed from over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong, headed final strides, 2nd of 8, nk behind Burnhope (8-7) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Waking Warrior 7-1 (9-0) Behind, headway over 1f out, ran on strongly inside final furlong, led post, won at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol beating Aubrietia (8-13) by ns, 12 ran.
Gorgeous Goblin (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Steadied start, held up last, no progress final 2f, last of 8, 5l behind Burnhope (8-7) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Royal Bajan (USA) 12-1 (9-7) Well off the pace in last pair, never on terms, 7th of 8, 9l behind Diamond Charlie (9-2) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Speightowns Kid (USA) 10-1 (8-7) Soon led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Seek The Fair Land (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.