BAAN won a similar contest under today's amateur at Lingfield earlier this month. Only 2lb higher and with this longer trip not a problem, James Eustace's charge can follow-up. Squad and Honoured dead-heated for third a long way behind the selection last time with Mustajed even further back and Resplendent Ace looks a bigger threat. The latter went close over 2m here a fortnight ago, but the C&D winner should be thereabouts again today, with Turjuman looking best of the remainder.
Resplendent Ace (IRE) 12-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, went 2nd on inside well over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, strong challenge closing stages, always just held, 2nd of 8, nk behind Hit The Switch (9-9) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Redhotdoc 8-1 (9-5) Always in rear, last of 9, 19l behind Bold Marc (9-5) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jun.
Flag Of Glory 33-1 (9-7) Raced wide close up, weakened over 2f out, 13th of 14, 34l behind Beat Route (8-12) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Baan (USA) 10-1 (10-4) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, led inside and soon under pressure, just held on close home, won at Lingfield 1m 4f amat hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Laconicos (9-11) by ns, 13 ran.
Storm Hawk (IRE) 17-2 (9-9) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear on outside, headway over 4f out, no impression over 1f out, 5th of 13, 15l behind Green Lightning (9-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.
Squad 9-2fav (10-6) Towards rear, ridden and headway 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 13, 1l behind Baan (10-4) at Lingfield 1m 4f amat hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Leyte Gulf (USA) 20-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, always behind, 6th of 8, 17l behind Gunslinger (9-7) at Nottingham 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Turjuman (USA) 14-1 (9-8) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, went 3rd over 1f out, one pace, no impression, 3rd of 13, 11l behind Green Lightning (9-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.
Harrys Yer Man 100-1 (9-8) Took keen hold, chased leaders, weakened approaching final furlong, 5th of 10, 9l behind Ashammar (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f clm stks (6) pol in Oct.
C P Joe (IRE) 4-1 (8-6) Keen tracked winner, stumbled and lost action 5f out, soon eased, pulled up entering final 3f, in a race won by Brockfield (9-0) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs, 7 ran.
Caracal 12-1 (9-8) Mid-division, 7th halfway, no extra under 2f out, 11th of 14, 17l behind Acushladear (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Oct.
Mustajed 16-1 (10-2) In touch, pushed along before 4f out, soon weakened, 12th of 13, 13l behind Baan (10-4) at Lingfield 1m 4f amat hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Honoured (IRE) 14-1 (9-10) Held up mid-division on outer, chased leaders before 4f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 1l behind Baan (10-4) at Lingfield 1m 4f amat hcp 0-65 (6) pol.