A wide-open maiden race in which a purely speculative vote goes to FEARLESS LAD. He was only beaten a length by Jimmy The Snooze over 7f here last week and a literal reading of the form gives him the beating of both Excellent Puck and King Bertie, runner-up over track and trip on debut. Landau is not out of this either judged on his debut behind Al Enbess while Baytown Bertie makes most appeal of the newcomers as he's a half-brother to a couple of winners.
Baytown Bertie Orientor gelding out of Baytown Flyer.
Excellent Puck (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, last pair, pushed along and stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 6th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Black Dave (9-5) at Lingfield 7f 3yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jan.
Fearless Lad 4-1 (9-5) Took keen hold, soon chasing winner, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 5, 1l behind Jimmy The Snooze (9-5) at Lingfield 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Flamingo Beat Beat Hollow gelding out of Flamingo Flower.
King Bertie (IRE) 2-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, carried wide into straight 2f out, headway entering final furlong, ridden ro challenge winner inside final furlong, gaining when struck by rivals whip near finish, 2nd of 7, hd behind Shaolin (8-9) at Lingfield 1m mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Landau (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) In rear, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, kept on, never a factor, 5th of 9, 5l behind Al Enbess (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Kingston Eucalypt Halling filly out of Derartu.