ABIGAIL LYNCH and Still Believing both won between the flags on the same day at Kinsale in October. George Baker's mare looks to have more scope and she can make a winning debut under Rules in this bumper as Salbatore has struggled badly under a penalty since scoring narrowly at Towcester in the autumn. Tom Symonds' newcomer Oscar's Pet may prove the pick of the remainder ahead of Arfur Didit and the exposed Genes Quest.
Salbatore 33-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, ridden and struggling over 3f out, never involved, 6th of 9, 14l behind Koolala (10-12) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (6) std.
Arfur Didit (IRE) Blueprint gelding out of Authentic Creature.
Abigail Lynch (IRE) 7-4 (11-7) Chsd ldrs in 4th, mstk 3rd, prog 4out & good jump to ld 3out, 4l adv gng best 2out, sow, won at Kinsale 3m ire ptp gf in Oct beating Spirit Oscar (11-7) by 6l, 9 ran.
Genes Quest 25-1 (10-11) Mid-division on inside, headway 7f out, outpaced 3f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 14, 10l behind Cevaro (10-7) at Hereford 2m 1f mrs NH flat (4-7yo) (6) gs in Nov.
Oscar's Pet (IRE) Oscar mare out of Kilcoleman Lady.
Still Believing (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) Chsd ldrs, mstk 7th, rddn brfly 5out, prog 3out & ld 2out, still sl adv when lft clr last, so, won at Kinsale 3m ire ptp gf in Oct beating Autumn Bolt (11-7) by 2 1/2l, 9 ran.