Layline finally returned to winning ways when successful over C&D a fortnight ago under a fine ride from Jamie Spencer. The winning partnership remains intact and he can confirm superiority with Franco Is My Name, Baylini, Resentful Angel and Hidden Glory. Mister New York showed signs of a return to form last time and Suits Me is always capable of making the frame, but a chance is taken on the fitness of SILVER GREY. She returns from a lay-off after a string of credible efforts in Group company around the globe last year and will find life easier up against handicappers today.
Mister New York (USA) 20-1 (9-6) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, ridden and no impression final furlong, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Scamperdale (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Franco Is My Name 7-2fav (8-13) Mid-division,mid-division, headway to challenge 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 1l behind Layline (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Suits Me 5-2 (9-2) Led, ridden 2f out, joined over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, no extra and lost 2nd post, 3rd of 6, 2l behind Lowther (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f cnd stks (4yo+) (4) pol.
Greyfriarschorista 7-2 (9-2) Quickly away, soon settled behind leading duo, ridden and unable to quicken 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 7l behind Bravo Echo (9-2) at Kempton 1m 4yo stk (4) pol in Jan.
Hidden Glory 14-1 (9-0) Always in rear, 12th of 13, 10l behind Layline (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Layline (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Close up, smooth headway to 3rd 2f out, ridden to lead just inside final furlong, driven out, won at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) pol beating Scamperdale (9-3) by nk, 13 ran.
Shamir 7-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, hard driven over 3f out, soon beaten, 14th of 15, 20l behind Chapter And Verse (9-8) at Kempton 1m hcp (2) pol in Sep.
Baylini 9-2fav (9-0) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, ran on final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 12, 3/4l behind Night Lily (8-13) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Resentful Angel 20-1 (8-9) In rear, ran on final furlong, not reached leaders, 6th of 13, 1 1/4l behind Layline (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Silver Grey (IRE) 45-1 (8-8) Sqz'd back upper str, 9th of 10, 8l behind Reggane (8-12) at Woodbine(USA) 1m 2f Grp 1 (1) gd in Oct.