The best race on today's card and ANACONDA makes most appeal. He went very close to following up his six-length maiden win when runner-up over C&D on his return from nine months off the track and can confirm running with both Mia's Boy and Strictly Silver. Grey Mirage has every chance on his recent defeat of Webbow and George Guru while Loyalty remains well treated on his past form despite another rise in the weights for scoring at this track last Saturday. Verse Of Love and Fast Finian are upped in class but Nazreef would figure if reproducing his best after a below-par effort at Kempton last month.
Anaconda (FR) Evensfav (9-2) Took keen hold, led, ridden over 1f out, soon hard pressed, kept on until headed and no extra final 50 yards, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Lockantanks (8-12) at Lingfield 1m stks (3yo+) (3) pol in Dec.
Nazreef 8-1 (9-7) Held up mid-division, headway over 3f out to chase leaders, ridden well over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 17l behind George Guru (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Dec.
Webbow (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Chased winner, effort over 1f out, kept on same pace close home, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Grey Mirage (8-9) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Dec.
George Guru 3-1 (9-3) In touch, outpaced over 2f out, stayed on final furlong, never on terms, 5th of 6, 2 3/4l behind Grey Mirage (8-9) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Dec.
Mia's Boy 9-2 (8-12) Held up 5th and last, driven to chase leading trio over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no impression, 4th of 5, 1 1/4l behind Lockantanks (8-12) at Lingfield 1m stks (3yo+) (3) pol in Dec.
Strictly Silver (IRE) 3-1 (8-11) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance on outside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd and held towards finish, 3rd of 5, 3/4l behind Lockantanks (8-12) at Lingfield 1m stks (3yo+) (3) pol in Dec.
Verse Of Love 16-1 (9-0) Made all, ridden over 1f out, held on well, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol beating Chapter And Verse (9-2) by hd, 7 ran.
Grey Mirage 11-4fav (8-9) Made all, hard ridden approaching final furlong, stayed on strongly, won at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Dec beating Webbow (9-7) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Loyalty 7-2 (8-9) Made all, ridden over 1f out, edged left and kept on inside final furlong, just held on, won at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) pol beating Hanoverian Baron (8-11) by nk, 6 ran.
Fast Finian (IRE) 9-4 (9-7) Chased leaders, every chance 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Haaf A Sixpence (9-3) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Outpost (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Verse Of Love (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.