BABY DOTTIE coped best with the atrocious conditions over C&D last week when scoring by six lengths in an apprentices' race. A similar effort will see her hard to beat in this as she's a winner without a penalty. Dixie Gwalia finished well behind the selection but wasn't beaten far at Wolverhampton subsequently and course and distance winner Cut The Cackle should be thereabouts off her current mark. Lady Mango is another favourably treated if back to her best.
Lady Mango (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, outpaced over 2f out, headway approaching final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 9, 4l behind Reginald Claude (9-1) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Baby Dottie 4-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, in lead when in view 2f out, unable to see finish, won at Lingfield 6f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Spartic (9-7) by 6l, 7 ran.
Punching 20-1 (9-7) Tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 8th of 12, 6l behind Demoiselle Bond (9-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-58 (6) pol in Oct.
Ace of Spies (IRE) 66-1 (8-10) In touch, weakened over 2f out, last of 11, 9l behind Putin (8-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Dixie Gwalia 3-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, lost place 5f out, stayed on from over 1f out, 5th of 11, 1 3/4l behind Media Jury (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Summer Sun 12-1 (9-4) Dwelt, led, headed over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 26l behind Valdaw (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Cut The Cackle (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden on outside 2f out, no headway, 9th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Teen Ager (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Desert Red (IRE) 50-1 (9-8) Held up in touch, headway over 1f out, stayed on well, 4th of 7, 4l behind Tanghan (8-12) at Lingfield 5f mdn stks (5) pol.
Olynard (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear on inside, ridden and some headway inside final furlong, never on terms, 10th of 14, 5l behind Teen Ager (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.