MIDNIGHT RIDER's run of placed efforts can be put down to bad luck rather than lack of conviction. He was headed at the post once again when second to Chimpunk on his seasonal reappearance at Lingfield and is given another to chance to get his head in front here. Clive Cox can get them ready after a lay-off and Oh My Days looks a threat returning from a lengthy absence, but Rambo Will has plenty to find with the selection on official ratings. Savinien and Fleurie Lover should have improved for their recent debuts and are worth noting.
Mymumsaysimthebest 9-2 (9-7) Tracked leaders, led 2f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra, 6th of 14, 1 1/2l behind Memphis Man (8-13) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun '09.
Abacist (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Towards rear, reminder over 3f out, soon weakened, last of 6, 16l behind Chimpunk (9-12) at Lingfield 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Alpha Delta Whisky 16-1 (8-12) Behind and outpaced, last of 10, 26l behind Owain (8-3) at Bath 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Sep.
Lennoxwood (IRE) 11-1 (8-9) Held up, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 14l behind Tax Break (9-12) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Midnight Rider (IRE) 8-13fav (8-11) Reared and dwelt start, soon led, took keen hold, ridden inside final furlong, kept on, caught post, 2nd of 6, ns behind Chimpunk (9-12) at Lingfield 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Oh My Days (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Started slowly, took keen hold, held up in last pair, headway over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd close home, never any chance with unchallenged winner, 2nd of 5, 10l behind Cadeaux Pearl (9-3) at Sandown 5f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jul.
Rambo Will 5-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders on outer and keen, led after 1f, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 11, 1l behind Liberal Lady (8-9) at Kempton 5f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Feb.
Savinien 14-1 (8-11) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 9l behind Caelis (8-6) at Kempton 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Feb.
Fleurie Lover (IRE) 25-1 (8-1) In rear, ridden 2f out, kept on, never dangerous, 4th of 6, 7l behind Hoover (8-9) at Lingfield 6f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Feb.
Masie Grey 33-1 (8-12) Soon led, ridden and headed inside final 3f, weakened quickly, last of 9, 30l behind Social Forum (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.