COMMUNITY was beaten a length by Storm Runner over C&D last month and the latter has subsequently won again. Jamie Osborne's mare had Gallantry well behind last time and can return to winning ways in this. Silly Billy wasn't beaten far over 7f here on his latest start but has yet to win over today's distance while though My Scat Daddy finished runner-up here on a couple of occasions in December, he never looked like catching the winner on either occasion. Salient finished closer at this track last time and may figure if first-time blinkers have the desired effect.
Penbryn (USA) 8-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, never a factor, last of 8, 11l behind Ishikawa (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Mafi (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Keen close up, ridden and every chance 2f out, hung left over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 4l behind Calypso Magic (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Community (USA) 12-1 (8-13) Tracked leader until over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on to take 2nd close home, 2nd of 11, 1l behind Storm Runner (9-3) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Mubtadi 6-1 (9-4) Dwelt towards rear, never near leaders, 6th of 11, 10l behind Bang Tidy (8-8) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Gallantry 16-1 (9-4) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, stayed on closing stages, never nearer, 4th of 10, 5l behind Bussa (9-3) at Lingfield 7f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Silly Billy (IRE) 11-4fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, every chance over 1f out, led inside final furlong, headed and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Jackie Love (8-10) at Lingfield 7f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Georgebernardshaw (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Chased leader, led over 3f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakening when hung left over 1f out, 12th of 13, 16l behind Kyllachykov (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-52 (6) pol.
Salient 16-1 (8-9) Raced wide tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Zenarinda (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
My Scat Daddy (USA) 11-4 (9-2) Tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, stayed on under pressure closing stages, never able to challenge, 2nd of 11, 4l behind Bussa (9-5) at Lingfield 7f hcp (6) pol in Dec.