GIVE US REASON (NAP) has gone close at Lingfield the last twice. A lightly-raced four-year-old, James Toller's filly can come good in this stepping up in trip. Nolecce threw in a bad one at Nottingham last time but had been in good form beforehand while Lacey can be forgiven a poor effort on the Fibresand at Southwell having won over track and trip off a similar mark in December. Uncle Bernie is another to consider back at this venue.
Nolecce 9-2 (8-1) Tracked leaders, driven over 5f out, never on terms, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 6, 16l behind Hurry Home Poppa (8-12) at Nottingham 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Give Us A Reason 6-1 (9-10) Held up in rear, pushed along 4f out, headway on wide outside over 1f out, hung badly left inside final furlong, took 2nd final 150 yards, kept on same pace, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Elegant Ophelia (10-0) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jul.
Lacey 7-1 (9-1) Towards rear, headway to mid-division 9f out, ridden 6f out, never a factor, 7th of 12, 25l behind Katie Gale (9-3) at Southwell 2m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jun.
Marlborough House 15-2 (8-10) Always towards rear, 12th of 14, 11l behind Dukes Delight (9-2) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Aug '13.
Uncle Bernie (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Slowly away towards rear, behind 9f out, eased 6f out, last of 12, well behind Katie Gale (9-3) at Southwell 2m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jun.
Royal Defence (IRE) 10-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders on outside, ridden over 4f out, weakened 3f out, last of 9, 45l behind See And Be Seen (9-4) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jun.
Stormy Morning 20-1 (8-2) In touch, headway over 2f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, never troubled leaders, 4th of 7, 2l behind Mister Bob (8-8) at Lingfield 2m hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jul.
Well Owd Mon 10-1 (8-2) In rear, pushed along over 3f out, soon outpaced, 4th of 6, 9l behind Flying Power (9-9) at Haydock 1m 4f app hcp (5) gd.
Giant Sequoia (USA) 8-1 (9-0) Held up in mid-division, pushed along and some headway 2f out, no impression, 7th of 8, 6l behind Sir Tyto (9-2) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-55 (6) gd.
Layla's Boy 33-1 (8-5) Dwelt, behind, ridden and headway over 5f out, kept on final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 12, 12l behind Katie Gale (9-3) at Southwell 2m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jun.