Scamperdale ended a long drought when scoring at Lingfield last time but may struggle to follow up off a 4lb higher mark. Fluctuation also returned to winning ways at Southwell last month but has done all his winning at that track so far. Spanish Plume has been beaten in plating races of late, but Albaqaa is interesting back up in trip after four outings without success in sprints. EXCEEDEXPECTATIONS has the beating of Honey Of A Kitten and, after winning for the third time at this track on Thursday, Conor Dore's charge can defy a penalty and go in again.
Exceedexpectations 11-4 (9-7) Always prominent, led over 1f out, ran on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Rossetti (9-2) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Albaqaa 22-1 (9-1) Towards rear and outpaced, 8th of 10, 9l behind Sandfrankskipsgo (9-3) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Fluctuation (IRE) 5-4fav (8-3) Tracked leader, clear with leader 3f out, ridden to lead narrowly 2f out, headed narrowly entering final furlong, rallied to lead again inside final furlong, asserted near finish, won at Southwell 1m clm stks 0-65 (6) fbs in Mar beating Bold Marc (7-13) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Honey Of A Kitten (USA) 12-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, no impression, 6th of 10, 6l behind Ishikawa (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Scamperdale 20-1 (9-4) Held up in 5th, headway to 3rd 3f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on well, ridden out, won at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar beating Resplendent Alpha (8-13) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Spanish Plume 11-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, every chance over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 6, 2l behind Rakaan (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f clm stks (5) pol.