A typical Lingfield sprint handicap and all a question of who gets the splits at the right time as they sweep off the bend into the straight. Chevise has been in good heart of late but this could well prove too sharp for him whilst Dark Lane wins his share and David Evans has booked Richard Hughes to try and finesse his charge home. Speedyfix has found strong form of late and is definite shortlist material if repeating recent efforts here but the choice is PHAROH JAKE, who makes his eighth start of the year for John Bridger. His busy schedule seems to be doing him no harm whatsoever with his latest run seeing him only reeled in by the sweeping late of thrust of Sweet Ovation. That was a really good effort in a competitive heat and the dual course and distance winner last December is taken to go one better now.
Quality Art (USA) 3-1fav (9-7) Keen held up, ridden halfway, never on terms, 8th of 10, 5l behind Angelo Poliziano (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
Dark Lane 3-1 (8-2) In rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, switched right approaching final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Where's Reiley (8-8) at Wolverhampton 5f 4yo clm stks 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Beauty Pageant (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 11, 6l behind Colourbearer (9-1) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Chevise (IRE) 8-1 (8-0) Tracked leaders, chased leader halfway, edged left and led approaching final furlong, headed inside final furlong, 2nd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Red Larkspur (9-7) at Lingfield 6f fll hcp (0-75) (5) pol in Mar.
Speedyfix 14-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead inside final furlong, soon headed, ran on, 2nd of 10, nk behind Angelo Poliziano (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
Pharoh Jake 10-1 (9-4) Prominent 1f, close up, ridden to challenge over 1f out, led final 100 yards, headed towards finish, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Sweet Ovation (8-13) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
You'relikemefrank 40-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 13l behind Methaaly (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Sherjawy (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Raced wide mid-division, ridden 2f out, effort approaching final furlong when rider dropped whip, no impression final furlong, 7th of 10, 3l behind Sweet Ovation (8-13) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.