IOANNOU finished a lot closer over 6f here last time without ever looking like winning. Breeding suggests he'll be much better over today's trip and further and he gets the speculative vote in a poor maiden. Back For Tea was well beaten in a handicap earlier this week and drops back in distance while Morna's Glory finished runner-up at Catterick in August and should figure with a similar effort. Lieutenant Dan is another with claims in this company and Bestfootforward won't have to improve that much on a modest debut at Lingfield to get involved.
Acton Jenson 28-1 (9-3) Keen tracked winner until ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 13l behind Spark Of Genius (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol.
Back For Tea (IRE) 50-1 (8-7) Held up mid-division, headway over 3f out, went 2nd over 2f out until ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 11, 9l behind Storm Runner (9-3) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Coastal Passage 33-1 (9-0) Stumbled start and slow into stride, outpaced, 10th of 12, 12l behind Dazzlin Bluebell (8-12) at Southwell 5f mdn stks (5) fbs in Nov.
Crucis Abbey (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Alway towards rear, 9th of 10, 12l behind Big Sylv (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Ioannou 66-1 (9-3) In rear, outpaced over 4f out, not trouble leaders, 6th of 9, 6l behind Buckland (8-10) at Wolverhampton 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Lieutenant Dan (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Led until headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 7l behind The Mongoose (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol.
Bestfootforward 16-1 (9-0) Led, headed entering final furlong, soon lost place, 9th of 11, 6l behind Honky Tonk Queen (9-0) at Lingfield 1m mdn fll (5) pol.
Morna's Glory 33-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, lost place over 2f out, 14th of 19, 20l behind Fama Mac (9-2) at Redcar 6f app hcp (6) hvy in Oct.
Our Princess Ellie (USA) 8-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, held up in last pair, not clear run on inside over 2f out, hampered well over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 12l behind Vanilla Rum (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan.
Prana (USA) 33-1 (8-7) Led, ridden and headed 3f out, weakened 2f out, 13th of 14, 45l behind Pindar (8-7) at Bath 1m 2f hcp (6) gd in Jun.
Rosa Lockwood 20-1 (8-12) In touch, ridden halfway, went modest 4th 2f out, 4th of 9, 16l behind Kalokagathia (9-3) at Kempton 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol.