Most of these have been taking each other on in the qualifiers for this Sprint Series final, but David Evans won it last year and HAADEETH looks to have the best chance of his three runners this time around. Formerly with Richard Fahey, the latter scored over C&D at the first time of asking for the Monmouthshire trainer and is preferred to stablemates Nubar Boy and Captain Dimitrios, who are closely matched on earlier running here. Hatta Stream has a bit to find with the selection and Aldemoor, but Sulis Minerva has solid claims after going close over 5f last time having beaten The Strig over C&D last month. Speak The Truth, Picansort, Waterloo Dock and Waabel were all beaten in last year's renewal though the latter has tumbled down the weights since and may finish closer today.
Sulis Minerva (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, headway entering final furlong, ridden and ran on to go 2nd near finish, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Taajub (9-5) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Haadeeth 8-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Roman Strait (9-3) by nk, 11 ran.
Hatta Stream (IRE) 4-1fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not quicken close home, 3rd of 11, 3/4l behind Haadeeth (9-0) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
The Strig 14-1 (8-8) Went left start, mid-division, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 9th of 10, 7l behind Chilli Green (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Aldermoor (USA) 15-2 (9-1) Towards rear, weakened 2f out, last of 9, 30l behind Triple Dream (9-3) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Nubar Boy 11-2 (9-8) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on well, never nearer, 6th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Waterloo Dock (9-3) at Lingfield 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Diamond Vine (IRE) 9-4fav (9-6) Raced wide held up, improved to track leaders over 2f out, soon ridden, effort entering final furlong, ran on to lead towards finish, won at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Riflessione (8-12) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Speak The Truth (IRE) 9-1 (8-11) Went right start, mid-division, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 4th of 12, 3/4l behind Aldermoor (9-1) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Waterloo Dock 9-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, effort over 1f out, ran on to lead inside final furlong, held on gamely, won at Lingfield 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol beating Cliffords Reprieve (8-11) by shd, 10 ran.
Picansort 9-2 (8-11) Dwelt, headway to chase leaders over 4f out, ridden to chase leader over 2f out until over 1f out, every chance when edged left inside final furlong, not quicken, went 2nd post, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Nubar Boy (9-0) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Captain Dimitrios 5-1 (8-10) Tracked leader, driven to lead well over 1f out, soon strongly challenged, headed post, 2nd of 11, hd behind Gorgeous Goblin (8-7) at Lingfield 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Waabel 4-1fav (8-12) Always behind, 9th of 11, 5l behind Gorgeous Goblin (8-7) at Lingfield 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.