Presumido wasn't beaten that far despite only finishing sixth behind Chevise in one of these events last time. He looks to have strong claims and Clock Opera should also go well having gone close again last time after scoring here in November. But RANDOM SUCCESS looked good value for her recent three-quarters of a length defeat of Roy's Legacy and Roger Charlton's unexposed filly is fancied to follow-up. Both Idle Curiosity and One Way Or Another have something to find with Presumido on latest running and recent 7f winner Minimee makes more appeal dropping back in distance.
Presumido (IRE) 4-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, headway on inside over 1f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 6th of 11, 1 3/4l behind Chevise (9-1) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Clock Opera (IRE) 7-2 (8-10) Led, hard driven over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 11, hd behind Welsh Moonlight (9-3) at Lingfield 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Random Success (IRE) 2-1fav (9-5) Steadied start, held up last, good headway towards inside over 1f out, chased leader inside final furlong, ridden and strong run to lead final 50 yards, comfortably, won at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Roy's Legacy (9-5) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
One Way Or Another (AUS) 5-1 (9-0) Always in rear, 9th of 10, 5l behind Lujeanie (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Dear Maurice 25-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, chased leaders on outside, lost place over 2f out, 7th of 10, 5l behind Bertie Blu Boy (8-2) at Lingfield 7f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Idle Curiosity (IRE) 50-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, headway and effort on inside over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on, 4th and held towards finish, 4th of 11, 1 1/4l behind Chevise (9-1) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Minimee 5-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, lost place over 1f out, 6th of 10, 4l behind Bertie Blu Boy (8-2) at Lingfield 7f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Johnny Splash (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Behind until driven and stayed on into mid-division inside final furlong, never nearer, 8th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Reginald Claude (8-12) at Lingfield 6f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Waterloo Dock 25-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 7l behind Reginald Claude (8-12) at Lingfield 6f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol.