It’s hard to get away from PEARL BEACH who was so dominant over C&D ten days ago and is still 4lb well in under her penalty.
Third-home Evaporust is entitled to narrow the gap with his pull in the weights and granted a clearer run, but possibly more interesting is handicap debutant Rodrigo Diaz. He is bred to relish this longer trip and is closely related to Polytrack winners.
Caledonian Crusade has to be a contender being 3lb well in following his fine effort at Newcastle last time, but preference is for SANDY STEVE who is clearly happiest on Polytrack and should appreciate the return to this longer trip.
A trappy contest in which cases can be made for the likes of Emerald Fox, Laurentia, Shyjack and Sea Of Cool, while the unexposed Madames Girl is worth monitoring in the market.
However, there is a chance that CRISTAL PALLAS CAT may get his own way out in front and he could take some pegging back if he does.
Although beaten three times already LOST IN SPACE has the best form on offer and it’s questionable whether any of these can improve past him.
Power Station shaped okay on his debut but no more than that and dangers could be the unknown quantities Just Fine and Noble Patron.
The most interesting runner is ALPINE SPRINGS (NAP), who was second to a well-backed newcomer in a Yarmouth novice last month and has been allotted a very tempting mark for today’s nursery debut.
Balavad, who was fourth at Glorious Goodwood two starts ago and had excuses at Thirsk on Sunday, is second choice. However, Mark Johnston’s runner Simply Amazing remains very unexposed and may also feature.
The step back up in trip should suit Danecase, while Redemptive has returned from lockdown in good heart and there is no reason why he shouldn’t transfer that form back on to grass, but this may lie between a couple of unexposed three-year-olds.
One Step Beyond ran well when third at Sandown last month and races off the same mark, but preference is for LATE ARRIVAL who also took a step forward when runner-up on the all-weather course here last time and the winner went in again on Tuesday.
If transferring his all-weather back on to turf Dashing Spirit would be a player, as would One Idea based on his debut effort last autumn. However, RAAED sets a useful standard on his two runs at Haydock last month and the only real question is whether he can reproduce that form on quicker ground.
It wouldn’t be a surprise to see another good run from Purple Power.
Runners drawn in high stalls tend to dominate over the minimum trip at Lingfield and of those who fall into that category UNDER CURFEW seems to have most going for him.
Fard will pose a threat if handling this drop back in distance, while others to consider include Wild Flower, Katherine Place, Dark Side Dream and Terri Rules.
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