An open sprint at first glance, but the progressive RANDOM SUCCESS won eased down over track and trip last time and could still prove ahead of the handicapper despite a 7lb rise. She should have no problem confirming superiority with Pharoh Jake and Roger Charlton's filly gets the nod. Valmina is more exposed, but in fine form after landing a double over course and distance, though he only just got the better of Glastonberry and Welease Bwian last time with Lujeanie further behind. The latter subsequently found My Kingdom too good here a fortnight ago while Spellmaker continues to improve and bids for a four-timer off a 5lb higher mark today.
Valmina 8-1 (9-9) Held up towards rear, headway when not clear run over 1f out, squeezed through to challenge approaching final furlong, led closing stages, held on well, won at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan beating Glastonberry (9-7) by shd, 12 ran.
Glastonberry 10-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, switched right and headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never reached winner, 2nd of 12, shd behind Valmina (9-9) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
My Kingdom (IRE) 5-2fav (9-2) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, pressed inside final furlong, ran on, won at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Mac's Power (9-7) by nk, 6 ran.
Lujeanie 12-1 (9-5) Held up, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind My Kingdom (9-2) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Welease Bwian (IRE) 4-1fav (9-2) Held up in rear, headway 2f out, led approaching final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 12, 1l behind Valmina (9-9) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Random Success (IRE) Evensfav (9-5) Steadied start, held up in 6th on inside, good headway on inside to track leader over 1f out, quickened to lead inside final furlong, pushed along and ran on well, eased close home, won at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan beating Waterloo Dock (8-7) by 1 3/4l, 9 ran.
Multitask 4-1 (9-4) Dwelt towards rear, headway when not clear run entering final furlong, ran on close home, 7th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Spellmaker (8-7) at Lingfield 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Spellmaker 12-1 (8-7) Mid-division, headway on inner over 1f out, switched right entering final furlong, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Lingfield 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol beating Roy's Legacy (9-3) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Haadeeth 16-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, keeping on same pace when short of room inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 5l behind Spellmaker (8-7) at Lingfield 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Pharoh Jake 6-1 (8-12) Always prominent, every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Compton Prince (8-11) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Parisian Pyramid (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Slowly away in touch in rear, headway on outer halfway, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 14l behind My Kingdom (9-2) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Chevise (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 1f out, no impression on winner inside final furlong, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Putin (9-0) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.