The reliable Neige D'Antan should run her usual game race and will be in the firing-line once again if doing so but Brown Pete now looks high enough in the weights having landed a double here last month. Norfolk Sky has done his recent winning over longer distances but Understory went close at this track on his penultimate start only to disappoint last time. STRIKE FORCE landed a higher grade race at Wolverhampton last week and the top weight is fancied to shrug off a penalty and go in again in this less competitive affair.
Strike Force 8-1 (8-8) Held up in touch, headway 3f out, led 2f out, held on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol beating One Scoop Or Two (8-10) by nk, 6 ran.
Understory (USA) 10-1 (9-1) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, one pace, 5th of 9, 3l behind Destiny Of Dreams (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
L'Hirondelle (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened 2f out, last of 13, 12l behind Conducting (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Brown Pete (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, headway 2f out, switched right to challenge over 1f out, never on terms, 4th of 7, 2l behind Avertis (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Norfolk Sky 6-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on under pressure final furlong, no impression, 4th of 13, 4l behind Cool Sky (9-11) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Dec.
Ze King 80-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 11, 11l behind Inthar (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in May.
Neige D'antan 13-8fav (9-6) Tracked leaders, effort on outside 2f out, led and edged left over 1f out, kept on, headed post, 2nd of 7, ns behind Royal Sea (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Whinging Willie (IRE) 3-1 (9-6) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, ran on, nearest finish, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Whispering Warrior (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Dec.