Lindsay's Dream has winning form on soft ground but has become difficult to predict. SCHOLASTICA, another course and distance winner, wasn't beaten far in a Listed race at Haydock in December and looks a safer proposition despite giving away lumps of weight. Dirty Deal should improve for her run at Leicester but that was only a seller and Phase Shift is proving hard to win with. Dark Spirit has never encountered soft ground before but Miss Conduct showed a liking for the surface when upsetting the odds at Catterick last time and the four-year-old may be the danger to the top weight.
Scholastica 3-1 (11-0) Held up in touch, headway to chase leaders approaching 3rd, effort after last, soon weakened, 3rd of 6, 8l behind She Ranks Me (11-5) at Haydock 2m 4f mares Listed nov hdl (1) hvy in Dec.
Dirty Deal 9-4 (11-5) Chased leaders, ridden and no impression 3 out, mistake 2 out, 4th of 7, 20l behind Maccabees (10-7) at Leicester 2m 4f sell hdl (5) sft in Jan.
Lindsay's Dream 8-1 (10-5) Held up behind on outside, outpaced after 3 out, never dangerous, 8th of 10, well behind Seedsman (11-1) at Lingfield 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Nov.
Phase Shift 25-1 (11-2) In rear, headway 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on and no impression, 6th of 12, 6l behind Adiynara (11-2) at Wolverhampton 2m Mares Nat Hunt Flat (4yo+) (AWT) (4) std in Jan.
Dark Spirit (IRE) 11-2 (11-2) Held up towards rear, headway when not clear run approaching 3 out, jumped right last, no extra, 4th of 15, 16l behind Shabak Hom (10-8) at Ludlow 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Oct.
Jaya Bella (IRE) 15-2 (10-9) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out on inside, weakened after last, 7th of 11, 17l behind Corkage (11-12) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Jan '12.
Miss Conduct 5-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders in 4th, went 2nd before 4th, led 2 out, kept on from last, driven out, won at Catterick 2m Fillies Juvenile Hurdle (4yo) (4) sft in Jan beating Cockney Sparrow (11-3) by 1/2l, 8 ran.