The form of Edwyn Ralph's maiden win over a shorter trip here is working out well and he should stay today's longer distance. He makes more appeal then El Massivo, whose recent defeat of Mirth over course and distance doesn't look as strong. SILVER DIXIE didn't get into top gear until the final furlong over 1m2f at this track on his latest start and won a shade cosily in the end. Jeremy Noseda's charge should last home and confirm superiority with Raven's Tower in the process. Southwell winner Poetic Verse is preferred to Pearl Spice of the others but is still hard to fancy in this company.
Edwyn Ralph 5-4fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, went 3rd over 8f out, went 2nd 7f out, ridden over 1f out, challenged inside final furlong, stayed on under pressure to lead final strides, won at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Feb beating Aryal (9-5) by hd, 6 ran.
El Massivo (IRE) 4-5fav (8-5) Keen close up, progress over 3f out, outpaced when pace quickened over 2f out, headway to chase leader over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol beating Mirth (8-0) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.
Silver Dixie (USA) 4-5fav (9-2) Tracked leader, led and ran green over 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb beating Pencombe (9-3) by 1 1/2l, 5 ran.
Raven's Tower (USA) 5-1 (9-6) Soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, last of 5, 6l behind Silver Dixie (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Pearl Spice (IRE) 10-1 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression, 5th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Gabrial's Wawa (8-9) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Poetic Verse 12-1 (9-4) Tracked leader, driven to lead narrowly over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression when lost 3rd inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 4l behind Gabrial The Duke (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 2f Apprentice Handicap (0-65) (3yo) (6) pol in Feb.