Miss Exhibitionist scored at Lingfield last time and should be thereabouts again now she's finally got her head in front. It was only a maiden hurdle that Smiling Lady won at Ffos Las and she's been well beaten since and Buxom was still beaten a distance despite finishing third at Uttoxeter last time. QUEEN'S GROVE broke her duck over a longer tip at this track a fortnight ago but this doesn't look any tougher despite an 8lb rise in the weights so Kevin Bishop's mare gets the nod.
Queens Bay 6-1 (10-9) In touch in mid-division, ridden after 3 out, weakened before next and pulled up, in a race won by Miss Milborne (11-6) at Wincanton 2m 6f mrs hcp hdl (2) gs, 10 ran.
Miss Exhibitionist 9-2 (11-10) Held up towards rear, smooth headway before 4 out, tracked leaders on bit 3 out, went 2nd before led going well 2 out, pushed clear between last 2, ridden out in closing stages, won at Lingfield 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft beating Terra Bleu (10-4) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Umustbejoking (FR) 40-1 (11-4) Chased leaders until weakened rapidly after 7th, behind and pulled up before next, in a race won by Ivor's King (10-13) at Ascot 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs, 16 ran.
Buxom (IRE) 13-2 (11-4) Prominent, led approaching 6th, headed next, no extra 2 out, weakened before last, 3rd of 8, 23l behind Call Me A Star (11-4) at Uttoxeter 2m mares mdn hdl (5) sft.
Smiling Lady (IRE) 8-1 (11-3) Held up in touch, closed before 6th, led approaching 9th, headed after 3 out, weakened next, 4th of 10, 17l behind Carole's Destiny (10-10) at Plumpton 2m 5f mrs nov hdl (4) sft.
Queens Grove 5-1 (10-4) Held up towards rear, headway after 5th, led 3 out, hung right before 2 out, kept on, won at Taunton 2m 3f mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd beating Adiynara (11-6) by 1 1/4l, 11 ran.
Bernisdale 7-1 (10-13) Prominent until mistake and dropped to 4th place 1st, mistake next, slow 5th, stayed on same pace from next, 4th of 10, 21l behind Changing The Guard (11-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Sep.
Illegale (IRE) 7-1 (10-2) Led until before 2nd, led 4th, headed after 8th, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, 9th of 18, well behind Tisfreetdream (10-7) at Ludlow 2m 5f am hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.