Dr Finley scored over track and trip early last month while See And Be Seen won at Bath on his latest start. Both have beaten the re-opposing ANNALUNA but, on slightly better terms and with Richard Hughes taking over the reins, the latter is taken to turn the tables and come out best on this occasion. Bert The Alert has a bit to find with Dr Finley on running at this track while Graylyn Ruby unseated leaving the stalls in the same race. The latter is not out of this with an apprentice taking 7lb off his back, however, and Novel Dancer may figure if lasting home after winning over 1m4f here last time.
Bert The Alert 7-4fav (9-10) Keen in rear, went 3rd 6f out, effort on outer to press leaders when hampered by loose horse 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace, 3rd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Dr Finley (9-1) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Dr Finley (IRE) 9-2 (9-1) Tracked leader, short of room 2f out, soon led, driven out, won at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr beating Annaluna (9-1) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
See And Be Seen 25-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, went 2nd 6f out, ridden and closed 2f out, stayed on to lead final 100 yards, won at Bath 2m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) fm in Apr beating Fitzwilly (9-8) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Annaluna (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Chased clear leading pair, ridden and stayed on same pace final 2f, 3rd of 10, 3l behind See And Be Seen (8-13) at Bath 2m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) fm in Apr.
Graylyn Ruby (FR) 5-2 (9-2) Stumbled and unseated rider leaving stalls, in a race won by Dr Finley (9-1) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr, 6 ran.
Rollin 'n Tumblin 16-1 (9-1) Held up in last pair, headway on inside over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 12l behind Newtown Cross (8-4) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Novel Dancer 12-1 (8-7) Chased leaders on outside, went 2nd over 2f out, shaken up to lead and edged left approaching final furlong, ridden and in command when hung left inside final furlong, pushed along and held on nearing finish, won at Lingfield 1m 4f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr beating Magicalmysterytour (8-12) by hd, 10 ran.
Willow Island (IRE) 66-1 (8-3) Held up towards rear, last and struggling 3f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd final 100 yards, never going pace to threaten leading duo, 3rd of 10, 4l behind Newtown Cross (8-4) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Supersticion 12-1 (8-12) Tracked winner until over 4f out, tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 8, 5l behind The Young Master (9-4) at Kempton 2m hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.