LADY JANE DIGBY, Kandidate and Baylini look the trio to focus on here, with Lady Jane Digby hailing from the in form Mark Johnston yard taken to score. Lady Jane Digby returned to winning form last time and relished the step up in trip. She beat Baylini with some authority that day, and on only 4lbs worse terms can uphold the form. It is over a year since Baylini won, and this grey mare needs to come down the handicap. Kandidate saddles top weight and though he has finished last on his last two starts, he has run well fresh at the start of the last two campaigns, winning and being second, and he should not be discounted. Mark Johnston had a winner on Tuesday, and Lady Jane Digby may have too much class for her opponents.
Kandidate 8-1 (9-8) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, gradually lost place, weakened inside final 2f, last of 6, 14l behind Many Volumes (9-8) at Kempton 1m 3f stk (3) pol in Aug.
Internationaldebut (IRE) 7-2 (9-1) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 11l behind Nightjar (8-4) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-100 (2) fbs.
Australia Day (IRE) 11-8fav (9-7) Mounted on track, taken to post early, fly jumped start, led after 1f, hung right on bends, ridden and headed over 2f out, still close up, struck by rivals whip over 1f out, rallied to, 2nd of 6, 4l behind Sgt Schultz (9-0) at Great Lei.
Lady Jane Digby 7-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders on inside, ridden to press leader 1f out, led final 100 yards, soon quickened clear, readily, won at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) pol beating Baylini (8-7) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Baylini 16-1 (8-7) Steadied start, held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong to take 2nd post, not trouble winner, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Lady Jane Digby (8-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) pol.
Formation (USA) 6-5fav (9-5) Led, pushed along over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 4, nk behind Jake The Snake (9-1) at Kempton 1m clm (6) pol.
Slip 13-8 (9-3) In touch, headway after 3f, soon chasing leaders, lost place well over 1f out, 5th of 6, 23l behind Sabre Light (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2f clm (5) std.