Belle Bayardo and Restless Bay are closely matched on earlier running at Lingfield and can figure but Satwa Laird and Muftarres would prefer a longer trip. George Fenton won here before a couple of failed attempts on the Fibresand and Hab Reeh landed a double at the course in January. Reginald Claude has claims on his recent form at Lingfield that includes a couple of victories and Methaaly is another to consider. LITTLE CHINA went close over track and trip before a below-par effort at Kempton last time, however, and she gets the speculative vote off a 2lb lower mark today.
Belle Bayardo (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Close up, ridden and headway entering final furlong, no impression towards finish, 7th of 12, 4l behind Jack My Boy (9-4) at Lingfield 6f hcap (3) pol in Feb.
Satwa Laird 20-1 (8-10) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on under pressure, 5th of 12, 2l behind Roxelana (9-4) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Restless Bay (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Close up on outer, headway to track leader over 3f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Black Cadillac (8-11) at Lingfield 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Muftarres (IRE) 10-1 (8-9) Held up in rear, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never on terms, 7th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Lockantanks (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f clm stks (6) pol in Oct.
One Way Or Another (AUS) 40-1 (8-8) Awkward away and slowly into stride, always in rear, last of 8, 25l behind Caledonia Prince (9-3) at Southwell 1m app hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Feb.
Little China 25-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 11l behind Captain Kendall (9-5) at Kempton 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
George Fenton 6-1 (9-0) Dwelt in rear, pushed along halfway, ridden and headway 2f out, no impression final furlong, 4th of 13, 6l behind Greenhead High (9-1) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Feb.
Avonvalley 7-1 (9-7) Held up in last pair, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no threat, 5th of 8, 3l behind Climaxfortackle (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Methaaly (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Blindfold off slightly late and slowly into stride, in rear, ran on final 100 yards, never nearer, 6th of 9, 3l behind Cincinnati Kit (8-8) at Wolverhampton 5f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Hab Reeh 6-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, 3rd and one pace final furlong, 3rd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Sunrise Dance (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.
Reginald Claude 7-1 (9-0) In rear, good headway inside final furlong, no impression near finish, 3rd of 10, 1l behind Catalinas Diamond (9-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.
Elusive Hawk (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Towards rear, never a factor, 10th of 11, 5l behind Lucky Dan (9-4) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Perlachy 20-1 (7-13) In touch, headway over 1f out, ridden and edged left approaching final furlong, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 6l behind Where's Reiley (8-8) at Wolverhampton 5f 4yo clm stks 0-70 (5) pol.