14.00 - Betway Marathon Final

Best bet: HAINES each-way 

Watersmeet is the only course and distance winner in the line-up, as most of his rivals have been doing their winning at other tracks as they qualified for this 2-mile contest. Mark Johnston’s horse was second in this race last year and has been in cracking form. 

Red Verdon will be stepping up in trip following a comfortable Valentine’s Day win here over 1m4f. The Ed Dunlop five-year-old will be travelling just over two furlongs more than his furthest career trip – when well beaten in the 2017 Group 3 Ormonde Stakes at Chester.

French-raider Funny Kid was narrowly beaten by Watersmeet at Wolverhampton at the start of the year. Mountain Bell is another key contender after a win when upped in trip at Newcastle before Christmas. 

No horse older than six has even placed in the history of this race, which puts a small question mark against Watersmeet. The four previous winners of the race were all making their calendar-year debut – only Mountain Bell corresponds with that trend this season. 

Haines is another seven-year-old in the field and could be described as being slightly unlucky in the race last year when not getting a clear run as they fan out off the last bend of this tight left-hand venue. He definitely has the stamina and I’d like to see jockey Rob Hornby taking the initiative earlier and making it a real slog. 

He could place at a huge price if the race pans out right and he gets up with the action. He does have the aforementioned age stat to overcome, but that each-way bet makes more appeal than deciding between which of the contenders can win at shorter prices.

14.00 Betway Marathon Final: Haines
{{::outcome.FormattedDecimal}} {{::outcome.Numerator}}/{{::outcome.Denominator}} 33/1

14.30 - Fillies' and Mares' Final

Best bet: NIVVO each-way 

The race for female horses is one of the most open contests of the day, with a big field and lots of recent winning form on the sand. There are no fewer than seven Lingfield winners in the field, including many over the distance. 

Not many are without a chance here, and the history of the race shows no winning favourites in the first four years. Realtra showed a wide draw isn’t such a hindrance in these classier races when winning from stall 12 in this last season. 

Diagnostic maybe hasn’t stepped up on her 2017 form, when beaten in a couple of Class 2 races this year. She looks an opposable horse towards the top of the prices.

Summer Icon is another towards the head of the market with a sequence of not getting her head in front. Carolinae, Make Music and Bint Dandy contested this race last season. They all finished within a couple of lengths of each other and within 3.5 lengths of the winner.

A handicap at Kempton on February 17 over the same distance saw Carolinae beat a couple of these when keeping on strongly at the end of her race. The others don’t have a significant pull now we are at level weights.

Irish-raider Nivvo won her Dundalk race well when dropped to this trip and might be a little over-priced. She’s well-bred and rarely runs a bad race (she’s either won or been within three lengths of the winner in her last eight races). She makes each-way appeal. Jockey Ronan Whelan is in good form, too.

14.30 Fillies and Mares Final: Nivvo
{{::outcome.FormattedDecimal}} {{::outcome.Numerator}}/{{::outcome.Denominator}} 50/1

15.05 - Betway Sprint Final

Best bet: INTISAAB each-way 

Kimberella is the only horse on the card that comes back to defend the race he won at this meeting last year. Nine horses go to post for this sprint contest and it’s hard to put a solid line through any of them. 

Gracious John was a big drifter last time out, but didn’t let faithful supporters down with an all the way win on Winter Derby day, but the extra furlong here looks as though it will stop him recording back-to-back victories. 

Trainer Richard Fahey looks to win the race for the third consecutive season with the aforementioned Kimberella, who has excuses for defeat last time at Wolverhampton. But he doesn’t have an excuse for an extremely narrow defeat to Kachy on February 3. 

Although it’s hard to confidently predict a repeat of that race a few weeks ago. That race was a bit quicker than the one Gifted Master won before Christmas. Hugo Palmer’s horse also has a long break to overcome and that could be key, as the four previous winners of this race all ran in the same calendar month. 

Intisaab was an unlucky fourth – beaten by just a head – in that Kachy/Kimberella race. He won in Doha last time out and has the unwanted distinction of being the only winner for his trainer David O’Meara in 2018. 

O’Meara is getting closer to breaking his ‘British soil’ 2018 duck with a number of runner-up prizes in the last two weeks. He can possibly end the hoodoo here. Jockey Martin Harley has had no such trouble with plenty of recent winners.

15.05 Betway Sprint Final: Intisaab
{{::outcome.FormattedDecimal}} {{::outcome.Numerator}}/{{::outcome.Denominator}} 10/1

15.40 - 3-Year-Old Final

Best bets: COUNT OTTO , HELVETIAN  and LAKE VOLTA all small each-way

Corinthia Knight and Breathless Times have obvious chances based on their unbeaten runs since turning three at the start of the year. Corinthia Knight’s latest victory was in a listed race at Chantilly. Breathless Times hasn’t had to be extended in his two odds-on wins at Wolverhampton and could be unexposed. 

The filly Rock On Baileys receives a handy weight allowance from the boys. She has been revelation since a Nursery win at Chelmsford at the end of November. Winning here would make it six consecutive victories, but this is her hardest task to date. 

I can make cases for three horses at big prices each-way. Two-time course and distance winner Count Otto looks to have more in the tank. As does Helvetian who was beaten narrowly by him in February. Helvetian is 7lb better off here for a 1.75 lengths defeat. At over double the price he has to enter calculations.

Lake Volta has been heavily campaigned by trainer Mark Johnston, this will be his 10th start under rules, but he was third in a listed race at Lingfield over 7f and looked as though it might suit to drop back to 6f here.

15.40 3-Year-Old Final: Count Otto
{{::outcome.FormattedDecimal}} {{::outcome.Numerator}}/{{::outcome.Denominator}} 14/1

16.10 - Mile Final

Best bet: ARCANADA win

Second Thought won the 3YO final at this meeting last year and steps up to a mile with a good chance of landing another big prize, He’s won six of his 10 starts, including three at listed level.

One of those was his only mile race at Kempton in November of last year, showing he should handle the trip. His Lingfield record reads two from two. One minor negative note on the trends is that no favourite has won this race in the four previous runnings.

Captain Joy, the 2016 winner, comes back at the age of nine to try and claim this prize for Ireland again. He won last time out at Dundalk, but it’s likely his best days are behind him. Goring has won four consecutive handicaps over course and distance but this looks much tougher. 

I really like Arcanada from the Tom Dascombe stable. The form of his course and distance win earlier in the year reads well, especially considering he was eased down that day and won comfortably. The time of the race was good and also hints there was more to offer. He is a confident selection.

16.10 Mile Final: Arcanada
{{::outcome.FormattedDecimal}} {{::outcome.Numerator}}/{{::outcome.Denominator}} 11/4

16.40 - Betway Easter Classic

Best bet: MASTER THE WORLD win 

The feature race of the day revolves around the form of the recent Betway Winter Derby.

Master The World was rightly awarded the race in the stewards’ room and looks to have the measure of the other horses in opposition that day. They were Utmost, Battle Of Marathon, Petite Jack and the demoted 'winner' Mr Owen

Victory Bond seems to need every yard when running on the all-weather at Lingfield and never seems to be getting to the winner in his last two starts over course and distance (when beaten by Utmost and Master The World). Maybe he needs to be ridden more prominently. 

Master The World is a confident selection on all form lines.

16.40 Betway Easter Classic: Master The World
{{::outcome.FormattedDecimal}} {{::outcome.Numerator}}/{{::outcome.Denominator}} 7/2