ROCK A DOODLE DOO is given the verdict in this handicap with She's My Rock likely to give him most to do. The William Jarvis-trained pick showed signs of life when runner-up at Lingfield last time, his first run in a handicap. He remains on the same mark of 55 for today's contest, but this step up in trip is likely to bring about improvement, and he can go one better. She's My Rock is another one stepped up in trip and has already shown some course form when making the frame here over a furlong shorter from the same mark as today. After just six starts there is probably more to come and she is respected. Mark Johnston saddles Always Dixie, who was thrashed at Lingfield last time but may well appreciate the return to this track, the step up in trip and a 3lb drop in the weights, so check out the market for clues. The Great Husk makes his handicap debut and a repeat of his effort in a claimer last time out would probably see him get competitive today, while New Den is another having his first run in this sphere and with the stable going well there is every chance that he can get heavily involved. Rock A Doodle Doo is given the vote.
New Den 16-1 (8-8) In narrow lead 5f out, still in front over 2f out, close 3rd near finish, 3rd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Noble Jack (10-0) at Lingfield 1m mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Pie Poudre 25-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, hampered, clipped heels and stumbled on 1st turn, headway on wide outside 2f out, ridden and hung left over 1f out, chased winner final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Glen Lass (8-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo clm stks (6) pol in Dec.
Always Dixie (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Dwelt, towards rear, never dangerous, 8th of 10, 17l behind Bookiesindex Girl (8-12) at Lingfield 7f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) in Dec.
Rock A Doodle Doo (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Held up, wide 2f out, headway over 1f out, edged left, ran on well inside final furlong to go 2nd, winner already gone, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Ostentation (9-1) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
She's My Rock (IRE) 4-1fav (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 3l behind Bookiesindex Girl (8-12) at Lingfield 7f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) in Dec.
Concorde Kiss (USA) 33-1 (8-7) Soon lost good early position, behind 5f out, eased over 1f out, tailed off, 10th of 11, well behind Thundering Home (9-3) at Southwell 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) fbs in Dec.
Vittachi 33-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, headway to 2nd over 6f out, ridden and one pace when not much room over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 6l behind Glen Lass (8-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo clm stks (6) pol in Dec.
The Great Husk (IRE) 50-1 (8-11) Led early, prominent, ridden over 3f out, led and edged left well over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Glen Lass (8-11) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo clm stks (5) pol.
Heligoland 14-1 (8-7) With leaders, ridden over 3f out, soon lost place, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 7, 16l behind Mororless (8-0) at Southwell 1m 3yo sell stks (6) fbs.
Scintillating (IRE) 40-1 (8-1) Took keen hold, held up in rear, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 10, 9l behind The Glamour Cat (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.