Safe Voyage is a winner without a penalty having landed an apprentices’ race over track and trip last week but he is upped in class. Custard The Dragon went close here before landing a double at Southwell so a hat-trick is a distinct possibility but LEXINGTON TIMES could prove the one to side with. The latter was not beaten far in this grade at Lingfield recently having tumbled down the weights last year and Ruth Carr’s charge finally looks set to end a long losing run. So It's War and Zaeem still look a shade high in the handicap.
Lexington Times (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Hampered start towards rear, headway when not clear run entering final furlong, ran on, not reach leaders, 5th of 13, 1 1/4l behind Make Music (9-2) at Lingfield 7f hcp (4) pol in Jan.
Red Touch (USA) 10-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, lost place over 5f out, well beaten after, hanging left over 1f out, 8th of 13, 7 1/4l behind Custard The Dragon (8-9) at Southwell 7f hcp (4) pol in Jan.
Safe Voyage (IRE) 11-2 (9-7) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on, won at Newcastle 7f hcp (5) pol in Jan beating Ticks The Boxes (9-7) by 2l, 12 ran.
Custard The Dragon 8-1 (8-9) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, led inside final furlong, driven out, edged right close home, won at Southwell 7f hcp (4) pol in Jan beating War Department (9-9) by 3/4l, 13 ran.
Mime Dance 7-1 (9-10) Always towards rear, 10th of 11, 10 1/2l behind Nonno Giulio (9-11) at Redcar 7f hcp (5) gd in Sep.
So It's War (FR) 16-1 (8-10) Held up behind, headway over 2f out to chase leaders, led over 1f out, soon headed, kept on, 5th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Eastern Dragon (9-3) at Newcastle 1m hcp (4) pol in Jan.
Zaeem 14-1 (8-12) In touch, lost place well over 1f out, 7th of 10, 10 1/4l behind Holiday Magic (9-2) at Southwell 7f hcp (3) pol in Jan.