Mubtadi finally bounced back with a win over course and distance last time having tumbled down the weights. He had Mafi a couple of lengths behind with Salient well beaten and should go close again. SPINNING RIDGE is also looking to take advantage of a slide down the handicap and wasn't beaten far at Kempton on Saturday. It could be his turn today and he gets the nod. Daniel Thomas won a seller here last month and may figure while Sudden Wish finished just ahead of Findolex when third over track and trip on her penultimate start.
Daniel Thomas (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Held up in touch, hedway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Chella Thriller (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Mafi (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) In touch, headway over 1f out, soon chasing winner, kept on same pace, 2nd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Mubtadi (9-0) at Lingfield 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Spirit of Xaar (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Dwelt towards rear, ridden 2f out, never nearer, 7th of 12, 8l behind Avertis (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Spinning Ridge (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Dwelt, held up towards rear, smooth headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Welsh Inlet (9-2) at Kempton 7f Handicap (0-57) (4yo+) (6) pol.
Mubtadi 9-2 (9-0) Made all, driven clear over 1f out, ran on well, won at Lingfield 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Mafi (9-2) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.
Ensnare 7-1 (9-6) Badly upset in stalls, soon detached, never in race, tailed off, last of 13, 37l behind Bahri Sheen (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Finlodex 11-2 (9-4) Slowly into stride, towards rear and pushed along, headway 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 2l behind Brown Pete (9-3) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Sudden Wish (IRE) 5-1 (8-8) Chasded leaders to 3f out, soon ridden, no impression from over 1f out, 8th of 9, 10l behind Travelling (9-4) at Kempton 1m app hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Indian Violet (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 19l behind Brown Pete (9-3) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Salient 12-1 (8-6) Held up in rear, some headway over 1f out, never on terms, 7th of 8, 8l behind Mubtadi (9-0) at Lingfield 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Litmus (USA) 33-1 (8-0) Led, hard driven over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, faded, 4th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Temuco (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f sll hcp 0-60 (6) pol.