INSOLENCEOFOFFICE had plenty in his favour when trying to land the odds at Lingfield on Saturday but finished a disappointing second on his first start for Dandy Nicholls. This looks more difficult, but his last two wins came at this track and he's worth another chance on his return. Fifth In Line brought a frustrating run of placed efforts to an end when scoring at Lingfield recently and has every chance on today's terms while Littleportnbrandy could also figure with a recent comeback run under his belt. The remainder face a tough task at the weights.
Insolenceofoffice (IRE) 4-7fav (9-3) Went right start, pulled hard, chased leader, led 4f out, came wide straight, ridden and headed over 1f out, no chance with winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Imogen Louise (8-7) at Lingfield 6f 3yo sell stks (6) pol.
May's Boy 9-2 (9-3) Chased leaders on inside, weakened over 2f out, last of 7, 17l behind Odin (9-6) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Dances With Words (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Took keen hold, chased leader, every chance 2f out until over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 7l behind Aquilifer (9-4) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Broughtons Fawn 25-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, behind, never on terms, 7th of 9, 9l behind Fifth In Line (8-7) at Lingfield 6f 3yo sell stks (6) pol.
Fifth In Line (IRE) 10-11fav (8-7) Soon led, ridden over 1f out, in command final furlong, ran on, won at Lingfield 6f 3yo sell stks (6) pol beating Ajaafa (8-12) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Littleportnbrandy (IRE) 15-2 (8-12) Chased leaders, outpaced over 2f out, stayed on approaching final furlong, lost 3rd closing stages, 4th of 5, 9l behind Cloud Illusions (8-12) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec.
Neytiri 8-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, ridden and headed, kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Takeaway (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo sell stks (6) pol in Dec.