LINGFIELD BOUND won over C&D before finishing third here last month. His latest effort was the better one as he was racing off a higher mark in much stronger company and John Best's colt can return to winning ways in this grade. Lord Theo was all out to win here last week and is 4lb higher today while Scary Movie is drawn out with the washing in this big field and may struggle for position. Talayeb finally got off the mark in a maiden here last time but more is needed in this company.
Scary Movie (IRE) 5-2fav (9-0) Chased leading trio, went 2nd inside final 3f, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on to draw clear inside final furlong, won at Lingfield 1m 2f sell stks (6) pol beating Orchard Supreme (9-5) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.
Basra (IRE) 7-1 (9-8) Held up, not trouble leaders, 7th of 10, 7l behind Kiss A Prince (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Lord Theo 11-4fav (9-7) Held up in rear, ridden and headway on outside 3f out, went 2nd over 2f out, stayed on well to lead last stride, won at Lingfield 1m 2f app hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Catbells (8-13) by shd, 7 ran.
Lingfield Bound (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) In touch, ridden and effort to chase winner entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Dark Promise (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Master Of Dance (IRE) 33-1 (9-6) In touch, ridden over 4f out, weakened over 3f out, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Dontpaytheferryman (8-7) at Southwell 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Dec.
Green Wadi 6-1 (8-10) Went right start, raced keenly in touch in rear, chased winner under a tender ride inside final furlong, never placed to challenge, 2nd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Archie Rice (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 4f app hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Talayeb 4-6fav (9-4) Tracked leading pair, challenged going well 2f out, led 1f out, stayed on and on top final 100 yards, won at Lingfield 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Dec beating Wishformore (8-12) by 1 1/4l, 4 ran.
Hierarch (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Always towards rear on outside, ridden and struggling over 2f out, last of 11, 7l behind The Happy Hammer (8-13) at Lingfield 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Kammamuri (IRE) 5-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, ridden and headway 1f out, not trouble leaders, 4th of 10, 3l behind Taste The Wine (10-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f amat hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Folio (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, pushed along and headway well over 1f out, stayed on well to take 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 2 1/2l behind Aurora Sky (9-7) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.
Edgeworth (IRE) 9-4fav (8-5) Held up last, good headway on inside 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, led well over 1f out, in command final furlong, driven out, won at Lingfield 1m 2f 4yo clm stks 0-70 (6) pol beating Mighty Clarets (8-9) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Marmooq 50-1 (9-5) In rear, ridden over 3f out, well beaten over 2f out, 8th of 11, 21l behind One Oi (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Dec.
Transformer (IRE) 5-2fav (9-6) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 14, 2 1/2l behind Mellow Mixture (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 2f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct '09.
Beau Fighter 6-1 (9-12) In touch, ridden to go 3rd 3f out, one pace from 2f out, lost 3rd inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 9l behind Juwireya (9-1) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Dec.