Plenty with claims in this. Monumental Man is one of those as he bids for a hat-trick off a 6lb higher mark than for a short-head victory at Wolverhampton while Charming carries a penalty for her defeat of the re-opposing Sherjawy over C&D on Wednesday. However, the former is worse off on earlier running at this track with BABY DOTTIE and it could be the turn of Pat Phelan's mare today. Pharoh Jake just got the better of the selection at over track and trip last month and is another to consider along with Liberal Lady.
Monumental Man 5-4fav (9-13) Led over 3f out, ridden 2 lengths clear 2f out, driven inside final furlong, just prevailed, all out, won at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Dec beating Rose Garnet (9-0) by shd, 9 ran.
Charming (IRE) 3-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Sherjawy (8-7) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Liberal Lady 4-1 (9-7) Led, hard driven entering final furlong, headed and no extra last strides, 2nd of 9, hd behind Johnny Splash (8-4) at Lingfield 5f sll hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Baby Dottie 4-1fav (8-8) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Novabridge (9-6) at Lingfield 5f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Pharoh Jake 10-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, every chance inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Putin (8-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Jonnie Skull (IRE) 4-1 (9-4) In touch on outside, outpaced 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression final furlong, 7th of 10, 4l behind Glennten (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Illustrious Lad (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Demoiselle Bond (9-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-58 (6) pol in Oct.
Sherjawy (IRE) 33-1 (8-7) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, soon ridden to challenge, every chance inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Charming (9-4) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.