Ubiquitous has proved relatively consistent of late and deserves a place on the short-list along with Inquisitress and Bold Hawk but the suggestion in an open race is STRAIGHT AND LEVEL. Ubiquitous has something to prove on an all-weather surface with her one previous run on the polytrack inconclusive with regard to her ability to handle the surface but there's no reason to think that she won't be effective here. Bold Hawk has struggled for form and come a long way down in the weights as a result but there was more encouragement to be taken from his latest run in a Wolverhampton claimer and the services of the talented Mr Fox are retained. Inquisitress races predominantly at Brighton, Kempton and here at Lingfield and seems equally at home at each of her favourite venues; she comes here in good form but may just be a shade high in the weights. A chance is taken with Straight And Level who has just one win to his name but he has been steadily edging down the weights, shaped with a little more promise last time and is partnered for the first time by Ian Mongan who boasts a handsome level stakes profit for the yard.
Manchestermaverick (USA) 20-1 (8-9) Towards rear, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 9, 24l behind Diapason (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Chadwell Spring (IRE) 22-1 (9-4) Led, hung left on bend over 5f out, headed over 4f out, soon under pressure and lost place, 9th of 11, 13l behind Macanta (9-11) at Leicester 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Flighty Fellow (IRE) 22-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 13, 9l behind Cyril The Squirrel (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp 0-55 (6) pol.
Straight And Level (CAN) 14-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway well over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 4th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Binnion Bay (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Rowan Light 20-1 (9-1) Held up mid-division, weakened 3f out, last of 12, 31l behind Astronomical (9-6) at Leicester 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Pab Special (IRE) 7-2fav (9-0) In touch, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 5th of 13, 6l behind Cyril The Squirrel (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp 0-55 (6) pol.
Litenup (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Led after 1f, made most after, ridden and joined just over 1f out, ridden and stayed on gamely towards finish, won at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jun beating Champagne Fizz (9-4) by 3/4l, 13 ran.
Real Dandy 12-1 (8-11) Always behind, last of 14, 29l behind Shifting Gold (8-11) at Nottingham 1m 2yo sll (6) hvy in Oct '08.
Inquisitress 9-1 (9-6) Held up in last trio, headway inside final 3f, switched left over 1f out, soon 3rd, no impression on leading duo, 3rd of 10, 4l behind Fire King (9-1) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Fitzolini 15-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, soon ridden, weakened 2f out, 10th of 13, 24l behind Bollin Freddie (8-13) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp (6) gf in Jun.
Bold Hawk 100-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, ridden and outpaced 3f out, headway 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 7l behind Orpenindeed (9-1) at Wolverhampton 7f app clm stks (6) pol in Jun.
Ubiquitous 11-1 (8-4) Led 1f, 3rd from 8f out, effort on inside over 1f out, stayed on to lead final 100 yards, won at Folkestone 1m 2f fll hcp (5) gf beating Eye Of Eternity (8-1) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Moonwolf (NZ) 28-1 (8-8) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 8th of 12, 9l behind Astronomical (9-6) at Leicester 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Burnbrake 16-1 (9-8) In rear, kept on final furlong, never near leaders, 6th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Under Fire (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 1f hcp 0-55 (6) gf in Jun.