Derwentwater came up short again when runner-up at Kempton on Monday and it could prove a similar story here as PETITE GEORGIA is expected to improve. She was sent off favourite at Lingfield for her first start since July and though only managing fifth, the sister to stablemate and multiple winner George Baker will appreciate today's extra furlong and can open her account. Schottische won a seller here last time and makes more appeal than the inconsistent Maypole Joe while Shearian finished ahead of Duchess Of Dreams over course and distance in December and could make the frame.
Maypole Joe (IRE) 12-1 (9-8) Set steady pace, headed over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 6th of 8, 12l behind Darkest Night (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Derwentwater (IRE) 5-4fav (9-2) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 6, 4l behind Camachoice (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Schottische 11-2 (8-7) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, pressed inside final furlong, kept on gamely, won at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo sell stks (6) pol in Jan beating Ishigunnaeatit (8-13) by 1l, 4 ran.
Petite Georgia (IRE) 11-4fav (9-7) Chased leaders, driven to challenge over 1f out, soon one pace, 5th of 9, 4l behind Lager Time (9-0) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Duchess Of Dreams 12-1 (8-11) Pressed leader, led after 1f, ridden and headed 2f out, no extra towards finish, last of 4, 3l behind Roland (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Shearian 10-1 (9-6) Tracked leader, switched inside and effort over 1f out, soon ridden, every chance inside final furlong, kept on, held towards finish, 4th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Flying Tempo (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Lincolnrose (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Sweet Force (8-9) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Firey Sally (IRE) 50-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, took keen hold, under pressure over 2f out, soon lost place, last of 9, 20l behind Maypole Joe (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Cash Rich 50-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden and outpaced halfway, 8th of 9, 27l behind Mundahesh (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.