Push Me went close in a couple of starts over a mile here in February. But her previous attempts at longer distances don't inspire much confidence and IF I WERE A BOY is preferred. Third in a blanket finish over 1m4f at this track a fortnight ago, she looks set to strike back over her optimum trip. Total Obsession recorded his only win in 17 starts at this track last month but has struggled in subsequent starts off higher marks, while Cape Joy has also failed to figure in three outings since winning at Folkestone in August.
Push Me (IRE) 7-2 (8-10) Held up towards rear, headway when not clear run and hampered over 1f out, ridden and ran on to go 2nd near finish, 2nd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Toga Tiger (9-6) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
If I Were A Boy (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) In touch in rear, effort over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, not quicken near finish, 3rd of 6, hd behind Thecornishcowboy (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Cape Joy (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Led, ridden and headed 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 6, 7l behind Apache Glory (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Total Obsession 8-1 (8-10) In touch in rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 4th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Apache Glory (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Trulee Scrumptious 25-1 (8-7) Tracked leader until halfway, ridden and weakened 2f out, 6th of 8, 5l behind Brocklebank (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 3yo clm stks (6) pol in Nov.
Rachael's Ruby 33-1 (8-7) Behind, hung right throughout, weakeneed over 2f out, last of 8, 16l behind Sweet Liberta (9-8) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.