Lujeanie won a round of this sprint series last Saturday when narrowly defeating Welease Bwian with Haadeeth well beaten. But he's a rare winner nowadays and Desert Strike makes more appeal off his current mark despite a 4lb rise for scoring over 5f here last time. Valmina also won here on his latest start beating SEEK THE FAIR LAND less than a length over track and trip. But the latter is much better off on today's terms if an apprentice's allowance is taken into account and Lee Carter's charge can take his revenge.
Valmina 16-1 (9-6) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, driven and stayed on inside final furlong to lead final 50 yards, ridden out, won at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Seek The Fair Land (9-6) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Glastonberry 14-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Absolutely So (8-13) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Tagula Night (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Led, hard pressed over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 7th of 12, 1 1/2l behind Oblitereight (9-6) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Seek The Fair Land 9-2 (9-6) Mid-division, driven over 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on well under pressure inside final furlong, went 2nd near finish, not reach winner, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Valmina (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Desert Strike 14-1 (9-6) Made most, driven 2f out, ridden and hard pressed over 1f out, held on well under pressure final furlong, won at Lingfield 5f hacp 0-70 (5) pol beating Drawnfromthepast (9-5) by nk, 8 ran.
Temple Road (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 13, 9l behind Aye Aye Digby (9-6) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Lujeanie 7-1 (9-6) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders well over 1f out, led inside final furong, ridden out, won at Lingfield 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol beating Welease Bwian (9-4) by nk, 10 ran.
Bapak Muda (USA) 16-1 (9-1) Took keen hold tracking leaders, weakened well over 1f out, last of 14, 17l behind Firmdecisions (9-7) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Welease Bwian (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 10, nk behind Lujeanie (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Queen Aggie (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Mid-division, hampered over 2f out, never dangerous, 9th of 10, 10l behind Fleckerl (9-4) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Haadeeth 10-1 (9-5) Led until over 2f out, soon rallied to lead again over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, weakened quickly, 7th of 10, 5l behind Lujeanie (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Decision By One 5-1 (9-7) Held up behind, outpaced and wide entering straight, never dangerous, last of 8, 8l behind Desert Strike (9-6) at Lingfield 5f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.