It often pays to stick with in-form fillies at this time of year and CLINICAL is certainly that. She landed a hat- trick of Listed events when scoring at Dundalk earlier this month and should take care of Face Reality once again for her fourth straight win. Riggins won this last year when dead-heating with Fanunalter and arrives in fine form having scored at Lingfield last time with the progressive Loyalty less than a length back in third, while Spirit Of Sharjah is also a Listed winner over C&D and goes well fresh. The Shrew has a bit to find with the selection on her latest running at Lingfield and Bravo Echo is struggling to find his best.
Bravo Echo 33-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, lost place over 2f out, ridden and carried left over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression final furlong, 5th of 8, 5l behind Primaeval (8-11) at Kempton 7f stks (3yo+) (4) pol.
Edinburgh Knight (IRE) 18-1 (9-6) Raced stands side, held up, headway over 2f out, led overall over 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Ascot 7f Apprentice Handicap (0-100) (3yo+) (2) gd in Oct beating Primaeval (9-2) by 3/4l, 29 ran.
Loyalty 6-1 (9-1) In rear, headway over 1f out, ran on towards finish, never able to challenge, 3rd of 12, 1l behind Riggins (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp (2) pol.
Mac Love 28-1 (9-0) Held up, pushed along over 3f out, no impression, well beaten over 1f out, 7th of 9, 15l behind Secrecy (9-0) at Newmarket 1m Listed stks 3yo (1) gd in Oct.
Riggins (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Held up in touch, headway to challenge over 1f out, ran on to lead inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Lingfield 1m hcp (2) pol beating Mull Of Killough (9-0) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Spirit of Sharjah (IRE) 12-1 (10-0) In touch, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 11th of 13, 4l behind Kingscroft (8-7) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jun.
Steed 16-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, ran on to go 3rd towards finish, not reach leaders, 3rd of 13, 3l behind Citrus Star (9-4) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Oct.
Karam Albaari (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) In rear, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 6th of 7, 11l behind Ransom Note (9-3) at Newmarket 1m Grp 2 (1) gf in Sep.
Avon Lady 12-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Clinical (9-0) at Lingfield 1m flls lst stks (1) pol in Oct.
Clinical 6-4fav (9-3) Chased leader in 2nd, improved to lead 2f out, ridden and kept on well under pressure from over 1f out, all out close home, just held on, won at Dundalk 1m flls lst stks (1) pol beating Night Lily (9-2) by ns, 14 ran.
Sos Brillante (CHI) 11-1 (9-2) Towards rear, outpaced 2f out, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 5th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Seek The Fair Land (9-7) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Supreme Spirit (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Close up, effort over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 6th of 11, 2l behind Young Dottie (8-7) at Lingfield 1m fll hcp (4) pol.
Face Reality (USA) 20-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway in 9th 2f out, ridden into 7th 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 3l behind Clinical (9-3) at Dundalk 1m flls lst stks (1) pol.
The Shrew 9-2 (8-11) Soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened towards finish, 6th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Clinical (9-0) at Lingfield 1m flls lst stks (1) pol in Oct.