HIDDEN IDENTITY beat Shesha Bear by three lengths over C&D two weeks ago with Social Realism a well-beaten fifth. That was the runner-up's debut over hurdles and he's 7lb better off today but we still fancy Tim Vaughan's charge to uphold the form as he's proven on heavy ground. The remainder will struggle to get involved on what they've shown so far.
Hidden Identity (IRE) 10-11fav (11-3) In touch on inside, headway to chase leaders 4 out, went 2nd when not fluent 2 out, led between last 2, soon pushed clear, easily, won at Lingfield 2m mrs nov hdl (4) sft beating Shesha Bear (10-10) by 3l, 15 ran.
Alder Mairi (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Behind, weakened 4 out, 7th of 8, well behind Madam Noso (10-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Majuba Lady (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders until 3 out, 10th of 13, 28l behind Rollinrollinrollin (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Jun.
Miss Marani (IRE) 100-1 (10-5) Mid-division, mistake 3rd, behind from next, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Mr Mole (10-12) at Exeter 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct, 14 ran.
Shesha Bear 14-1 (10-10) Held up in mid-division, steady headway 4 out, ridden and went 3rd betwen last 2, stayed on to 2nd final 100 yards, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 15, 3l behind Hidden Identity (11-3) at Lingfield 2m mrs nov hdl (4) sft.
Social Realism (IRE) 16-1 (10-10) Chased leader, went right 1st, wandered approaching next, dropped to 3rd soon after 2nd, went 2nd again 5th, pushed along after 3 out, lost 2nd before next, edged left and no extra between last 2, 5th of 15, 32l behind Hidden Identity (11-3) at Lingfield 2m mrs nov hdl (4) sft.