STANDPOINT finished behind a couple of higher rated rivals when third here last time. This is easier and the C&D winner can take advantage of today's favourable terms. Scamperdale has been out of sorts so far this year and time may be catching up with him but fellow veteran Daniel Thomas has been in fine fettle at Lingfield recently, although he has plenty to find with the selection at today's weights. Ahlawy should run his usual solid race without being good enough but it's hard to make a serious case for any of the remainder.
Scamperdale 25-1 (9-0) Steadied and switched right start, held up in rear, short lived effort on outside over 2f out, soon beaten, last of 10, 15l behind Tappanappa (9-7) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Standpoint 7-2 (8-8) Held up in touch and in rear, went 2nd over 5f out, led 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, one pace when not much room inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 1 1/4l behind Munsarim (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f clm stks (5) pol.
Daniel Thomas (IRE) Evensfav (8-9) Slowly away in touch in rear, effort 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace, 4th of 6, 5l behind Archelao (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 2f 4yo clm stks 0-70 (6) pol in Mar.
Miss Tooty Fruiti (IRE) 100-1 (8-7) Held up, some headway over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 26l behind Stars In Your Eyes (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Ahlawy (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) In touch in rear, headway over 2f out, ridden and stayed final on final furlong, 3rd of 6, 3l behind Country Road (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f clm stks (6) pol.
Guga (IRE) 22-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear and keen, ridden over 2f out, one pace, 4th of 6, 17l behind Stand Guard (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f sell stks (6) pol.
M'lady Eliza 14-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, not fluent, mistake 6th, headway approaching 3 out, soon went 3rd and racing awkwardly, weakened 2 out, lost 3rd flat, 4th of 9, 28l behind Monkhair (10-2) at Uttoxeter 2m mrs hcp hdl (5) gf in Jun '10.