SCAMPERDALE looked unlucky when runner-up to today's rival Hidden Glory over C&D a fortnight ago. He proved that to be the case when running out a taking winner over 1m4f here last week and Brian Baugh's charge can follow up in his current form. Denton and Good Again have a bit to find with the selection, but Franco Is My Name is not easily dismissed after going close behind Nice Style here last month. Emerging Artist has just the eight starts to his name and last July's Newbury winner has scope for improvement on his return to action.
Emerging Artist (FR) 10-1 (9-4) In touch, ridden and edged left over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 5l behind Senate (8-9) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 105 (2) gd in Sep.
Scamperdale 6-1 (9-1) In rear, headway on outer from 3f out, chased leader over 1f out, edged left and led inside final furlong, asserted near finish, won at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) pol beating Lovers Causeway (9-1) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Baylini 7-4fav (8-11) Held up in rear, headway on outer 2f out, ridden and stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 1/2l behind Island Sunset (8-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (2) pol in Dec.
Layline (IRE) (9-4) 3rd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Belle Masquee (8-13) at Deauville Midi(FR) 1m 1f 4yo stks fbs in Jan.
The Which Doctor 7-2 (9-7) Held up in rear, ridden and ran on final furlong, not reach winner, to much to do, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Dark Promise (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Good Again 7-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway approaching 2f out, not clear run from over 1f out, eased inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Hidden Glory (8-8) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Jan.
Resentful Angel 6-1 (9-5) In touch, chased leader 2f out, soon every chance, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 11, 2l behind Spensley (8-12) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Nov.
Hidden Glory 16-1 (8-8) In rear, headway on inside over 1f out, edged right and led inside final furlong, ridden and ran on, won at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Jan beating Scamperdale (8-12) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Franco Is My Name 6-4fav (8-12) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, hung left and chased leaders over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 13, 3/4l behind Nice Style (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Jan.
Denton (NZ) 11-4fav (8-13) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra near finish, 5th of 8, 2 1/4l behind Hidden Glory (8-8) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Jan.
Avon River 1-3fav (9-5) Chased leader, led over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, driven out, won at Wolverhampton 7f clm stks (6) pol in Jan beating Samarinda (8-13) by 1 1/4l, 4 ran.
Raine's Cross 25-1 (9-2) Held up in 6th, pushed along and weakened quickly 3f out, tailed off and eased, 8th of 9, 31l behind Bravo Echo (9-2) at Kempton 1m 4yo stk (4) pol in Jan.
Kidlat 4-1 (9-4) Soon led, ridden and headed over 2f out, kept on same pace under pressure from over 1f out, no impression when lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Lovers Causeway (9-3) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Lord Theo 9-2 (9-2) Held up in rear, wide and headway entering final 2f, led 1f out, ran on, won at Lingfield 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan beating Dream Of Fortune (8-11) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.