CAPTAIN KENDALL only won a maiden at Lingfield last time but scored by over three lengths and can go in again back in a handicap for David Evans' in-form yard. A case can also made for plenty of today's opposition including Blue Deer, a winner over 7f here last month and recent Wolverhampton scorer George Fenton. Mack's Sister is another with a shout and the veteran Efistorm is still capable of getting involved at this level. Running Mate is a dual C&D winner but hasn't raced since October.
Efistorm 16-1 (9-4) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Glastonberry (9-6) at Lingfield 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Steelcut 16-1 (8-12) Chased leader, led over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, no extra, 8th of 11, 7l behind Hamoody (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Tidal's Baby 6-1 (9-6) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, effort when not clear run inside final furlong, switched right, kept on, 5th of 10, 3l behind Spark Of Genius (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f app hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Running Mate (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Reluctant to go down and led to post, slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway on inside over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, no threat, 4th of 10, 4l behind Ginger Ted (9-1) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Blue Deer (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Outpaced in rear, headway over 1f out, ran on, nearest finish, 4th of 10, 1 1/2l behind Commanche (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Prince Of Passion (CAN) 33-1 (8-7) Raced wide early, tracked leader after 2f, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 7l behind Fathsta (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f Handicap (0-78) (3yo+) (5) pol in Dec.
Captain Kendall (IRE) 4-5fav (9-3) Tracked leaders in 3rd, led approaching final furlong, kept on well, won at Lingfield 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Dec beating Summer Sun (8-12) by 3 1/2l, 6 ran.
George Fenton 5-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, outpaced over 2f out, rallied approaching final furlong, soon weakened, 7th of 11, 4l behind Putin (8-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Mack's Sister 10-1 (9-1) In touch, lost place over 2f out, 10th of 14, 8l behind Glastonberry (9-6) at Lingfield 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Justbookies Dotnet 40-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, not much room and lost place after 1f, ridden over 3f out, well beaten final 2f, last of 11, 13l behind Maggie Pink (8-13) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-62 (6) pol in Nov.
Cliffords Reprieve 50-1 (9-3) Raced wide close up, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, last of 13, 12l behind Iceblast (8-11) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Mary's Pet 33-1 (8-13) Mid-division, weakened 3f out, last of 14, 31l behind Glastonberry (9-6) at Lingfield 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.