DESERT VISION is well clear of today's opposition on official ratings and should be winning this with the minimum of fuss. Six of his nine victories to date have come at this track, including a latest win in a handicap, and he's likely to start odds-on for this. Faithful Ruler unexpectedly returned to winning ways here last week and an apprentice's claims gives him the edge on both Saturday's Lingfield winner The Mongoose and For Shia And Lula, fourth at the same track last time.
Desert Vision 4-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 2f out, led over 1f out, held on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan beating Knowe Head (8-8) by shd, 9 ran.
For Shia And Lula (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Hampered start, in touch, ridden over 1f out, kept on, not trouble leaders, 4th of 6, 1 3/4l behind Jack My Boy (9-0) at Lingfield 7f app hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) pol in Jan.
The Mongoose 11-4 (9-5) Made all, set steady pace, quickened pace over 2f out, ridden clear over 1f out, driven inside final furlong, weakened near finish, just held on, won at Lingfield 1m sell stks (6) pol beating Electrician (9-5) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Faithful Ruler (USA) 16-1 (8-6) Held up, ridden and headway 2f out, stayed on to lead inside final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f sell stks (6) pol in Jan beating West End Lad (9-5) by 1l, 6 ran.