Thecornishcowboy was engaged to run here yesterday but would have leading claims if taking part. In his absence, the vote would go to LADY ARABELLA who stayed on well for fourth over C&D a fortnight ago with the re-opposing Mafi back in sixth. Saint Irene has won twice over a mile on Turf this year and will figure if lasting home while the same comment applies to Conducting. Sail Home has a shout on last month's third here with a 7lb claimer in the plate and is another to consider.
Thecornishcowboy 3-1fav (9-5) In rear, headway on outer from 3f out, ridden to lead 1f out, driven and all out, won at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol beating Strike Force (9-6) by shd, 14 ran.
Conducting 5-1 (8-8) Mid-division, not clear run over 1f out, driven and headway inside final furlong, stayed on well final 110 yards, nearest finish, 5th of 9, 4l behind Hurricane Spirit (7-13) at Lingfield 1m clm stks (5) pol.
With Hindsight (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Held up, ridden over 1f out, always towards rear, 9th of 11, 10l behind Pick A Little (9-9) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Jun.
Sail Home 20-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Daffydowndilly (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Mount Abora (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, headway on outside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 7th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Idol Deputy (9-8) at Lingfield 1m 2f app hcp (6) pol.
Mafi (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) In rear, headway on inner entering final furlong, ridden and no impression towards finish, 6th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Strike Force (8-11) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Saint Irene 9-2fav (8-11) Mid-division, headway to get in behind leaders over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 8l behind Authoritarian (8-11) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Oct.
Lady Arabella (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on towards finish, 4th of 13, 1l behind Strike Force (8-11) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Calypso Magic (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Held up mid-division, headway over 4f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 4 1/2l behind The Wonga Coup (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Byrd In Hand (IRE) 40-1 (9-0) Dwelt, always in rear, 13th of 14, 11l behind Ishikawa (9-10) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.