EMERALD WILDERNESS was allowed to start at 12/1 when winning over a mile here last Saturday. He won't be that price today which is a pity as he looks capable of following up given he can effectively race off a lower mark with an apprentice's 5lb claim taken into account. Aquilonius couldn't live with him last time and Mark Rimmer's charge had finished ahead of Mia's Boy, Mawaakef and Be Perfect when third over track and trip before that. The latter is proving difficult to win with as he has been sent off favourite on his last two starts but cheekpieces are removed after his latest disappointment and it would be foolish to write him off just yet.
Emerald Wilderness (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Raced wide in touch, ridden over 1f out, driven and ran on to lead near finish, won at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol beating Grey Mirage (8-12) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Mia's Boy 12-1 (9-5) Held up in last pair, ridden and hung left over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, went 4th towards finish, never nearer, 4th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Robin Hoods Bay (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Jan.
Be Perfect (USA) 6-4fav (9-4) Chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 7th of 9, 6l behind Robin Hoods Bay (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Jan.
Mr Red Clubs (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Always towards rear, 10th of 12, 4l behind Emerald Wilderness (9-7) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Mawaakef (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, went 5th towards finish, never going pace to challenge, 5th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Robin Hoods Bay (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Jan.
Starluck (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Led early, tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, 15l behind Roxy Flyer (9-12) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Sep.
Cayuga 2-1fav (9-6) Took keen hold in mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon no impression, 5th of 7, 8l behind Harry Buckle (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Aquilonius (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Raced wide tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 4l behind Emerald Wilderness (9-7) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Ajeeb (USA) 25-1 (8-13) In touch, headway 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace final furlong, 5th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Noble Silk (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Dubawi Phantom 50-1 (9-4) Always towards rear, 11th of 12, 14l behind Noble Silk (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Presburg (IRE) 2-1fav (9-6) Led 1f, prominent, led over 2f out, soon headed, no extra close home, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Strike Force (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.