BUSSA is hard to get away form in this. He followed up a win at Kempton with a cosy victory over C&D last week and today's penalty is halved by an apprentice's claim. Ishi won a maiden here last month but this is much tougher and the in-form Welsh Inlet makes more appeal having gone very close here on Monday after winning at Kempton. Spartic will be winning again soon off his current mark while Lady Mango has the past form to figure and the veteran Gallantry pops up in his turn.
Lady Mango (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, driven over 2f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 5th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Stepturn (9-0) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.
Bussa 6-4fav (9-5) Always prominent, driven forward 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden clear inside final furlong, easily, won at Lingfield 7f hcp (6) pol in Dec beating My Scat Daddy (9-2) by 4l, 11 ran.
Spartic 5-1 (9-5) Awkwardly away raced wide towards rear, ridden 2f out, edged left and ran on final furlong, not reach leaders, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Rich Again (9-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Gallantry 14-1 (9-4) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 8th of 11, 5l behind Storm Runner (9-3) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Welsh Inlet (IRE) 6-1 (8-12) Dwelt, outpaced, headway over 1f out, kept on well, never reached winner, 2nd of 9, nk behind Jonnie Skull (8-0) at Lingfield 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Rise To Glory (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 11th of 13, 9l behind Welsh Inlet (8-10) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Kings 'n Dreams 4-1 (9-7) Always towards rear, last of 11, 14l behind Reginald Claude (9-2) at Lingfield 6f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Ishi 5-2 (8-12) Tracked leaders on inside, ridden to lead inside final 2f, stayed on under pressure final furlong, won at Lingfield 6f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec beating Island Express (8-12) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Memphis Man 33-1 (8-11) In touch in rear, ridden 2f out, kept on, not trouble leaders, 5th of 8, 7l behind Majuro (9-4) at Lingfield 7f sell stks (6) pol in Dec.
Cuthbert (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Prominent, every chance well over 1f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 13l behind Bussa (9-5) at Lingfield 7f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Sleepy Lucy 50-1 (8-7) Dwelt and hampered start, in rear, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 7th of 10, 10l behind Lastkingofscotland (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.