A competitive enough race and SPRING GODDESS is a speculative pick against Millfield and Glencal. The booking of Jamie Spencer could be a significant one as Spring Goddess returns to Lingfield for the first time in over a year. Spencer won on the mare on his last ride on her at this track and having shaped well in a pipeopener at Warwick, she could be up to taking advantage of a helpful mark. Millfield is consistent but is exposed as a consequence. A tendency to break slowly has not assisted matters. Hughie Morrison is having winners so a note of recent Leicester runner-up, Glencal, is made in the market. Zero Cool sees Ryan Moore replace Jemma Marshall in the saddle today. Daniel Thomas won twice in May. The handicapper was quick to rise him in the handicap accordingly. Peter Winkworth's Colour Trooper won a bad maiden in style. He bombed out at Wolverhampton but is of interest now back at this circuit. Shake On It appears to have lost his way. Prince Of Thebes is potentially well treated on some of his earlier form for Mark Johnston and was far from disgraced in a recent event at Great Leighs. Tinnarinka has plummeted down the weights and a perusal of the formbook can explain exactly why. Gazboolou has won his last two handicaps at Kempton though has never won when going left handed. Spring Goddess heads the likely protagonists in a trappy event.
Zero Cool (USA) 12-1 (8-10) Led until over 2f out, soon ridden, edged left and weakened final furlong, 9th of 11, 11l behind Count Ceprano (8-9) at Goodwood 1m 1f app hcp (3) gf in Aug.
Spring Goddess (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Very slowly away, held up, headway on inside 2f out, every chance 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Starlight Gazer (8-6) at Warwick 1m hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Daniel Thomas (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Slowly away, mid-division, driven and headway well over 1f out, kept on, never able to challenge, 4th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Jawaab (9-1) at Warwick 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sept.
Millfield (IRE) 8-1 (9-8) Slowly into stride, keen, ridden over 1f out, switched right and plugged on, 5th of 13, 5l behind St Trinians (9-8) at W'hampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Prince Of Thebes (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 3l behind Multakka (9-6) at Great Leighs 1m hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Gazboolou 4-1 (9-5) In touch, headway to track leader over 1f out, driven and ran on to lead final 100 yards, held on near finish, won at Kempton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol beating Carmenero (9-6) by a hd, 14 ran.
Colour Trooper (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened 2f out, 9th of 10, 15l behind St Trinians (9-2) at W'hampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp (5) pol in Sept.
Sam's Cross (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Chased winner, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 11l behind Noble Citizen (8-13) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp (4) gd in Sept.
Shake On It 20-1 (9-4) Always towards rear, 10th of 16, 12l behind Higgy's Boy (9-6) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sept.
Glencal 14-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 2nd of 17, 1/2l behind Prince Golan (8-6) at Leicester 7f app hcp (5) gd in Sept.
Tinnarinka 25-1 (9-11) Held up, ridden 3f out, kept on one pace 2f out, 6th of 15, 12l behind Moves Goodenough (10-0) at Salisbury 1m ldy rds hcp (6) gd.
Lend A Grand (IRE) 28-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, behind, ran on inside final furlong, 9th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Fiefdom (9-1) at Lingfield 7f hcap (4) pol in Sept.