1—Quinttus Cerialis hasn't ever run here before but has at Kempton but its time there wasn't anything special and looks as though it will be better over further but I have marked it down as a potential danger but maybe not here.
2—Multitask is a course and distance winner and also my top rated, its a hold up type and with four possible front runners and its more than capable of picking that one up if its at its best here after two comeback runs after a short autumn break.
3—Picket Line is my fifth top rated and can be held up or track the leaders but may not be able to reach the frame if others run to their best.
4—Cool Strutter hasn't run at this course before and its all weather form is quite poor and it may be a better horse when back down to five furlongs.
5—Birdie Queen can lead but stall eleven has helped its cause but it is my fourth top rated so could have place claims if other falter.
6—Robero has only slow times over this course and distance and may find this distance too short for it to show its best so could get outpaced here.
7—Bouclier is another that hasn't got a fast enough recorded time round Lingfield and also may prefer a longer trip.
8—State Of The Union another possible front runner and comes out third top on my speed figures but its draw in stall nine isn't going to help its cause.
9—Noble Deed is joint second top rated from a time recorded in 2014 and hasn't matched it since but did win last time out at Kempton where the time was okay and it transfers that to coming back to its best round here must have a chance of making the frame.
10—Seamster won last time out over this course and distance when I backed it, being a front runner it could be ideally drawn in stall three and is my other joint second top rated so must have a good chance here if the top rated doesn't get a clear run from the back of the field.
11-Maymyo isn't in my top five ratings and hasn't shown anything for me to think it has any chance of winning this but the jockey booking for it twice in a row may be significant but its not for me.
12—Generalyse is quite versatile with its running style but it would need to improve quite a lot to win this race.
SUMMARY: It could be a bit of a battle for the lead and I think that SEAMSTER 4/1 from stall three could be the one that gets to the front, even though it can win without leading all the way which it proved last time out but if it does get to the front could be hard to catch for most of these, my top rated selection is MULTITASK 14/1 who is a hold up type and has dropped down in class here from four to five after two runs coming back froma short break and if its fully wound up and gets a clear run it could finish strongly to get back to winning ways, i'll be backing both of them, Seamster to win and Multitask each way to show a profit whichever one does the business.
Seamster 4/1 2nd
Multitaske 14/1 6th