Lingfield is the only course to offer similar idiosyncracies as Epsom, in terms of the climb up the back straight, the descent into the home straight round a left hand bend, before getting yourself balanced on the run to home.
The straight itself doesn't posses the unique camber that catches so many out at Epsom, but it is good practice for those with Epsom aspirations in early June.
The trials meetings in recent years hasn't seen the cream of the 3yo crop and not since High Rise has the winner has gone on to record Epsom success.
1.50pm Betfred TV Scoop6/ British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Stakes
(Cls 4 5f - Good Ground)
The opening race on the card was for two year olds, with the Paul Cole trained Archimedes fully expected to go one better having finished runner up to Silver Wings ( subsequent second in the Lily Agnes at Chester) on his debut at Windsor.
Sent off at Evens he chased the pace set by the Mark Johnston trained Riflescope but that was to his detriment, as with just over a furlong to go he started to falter. It then seemed that the Godolphin newcomer Strong Challenge was going to live up to his name, switching out from behind Riflescope he looked for all the world he was going to make a winning debut.
Adam Kirby however was having none of it aboard the leader, who with the benefit of experience stayed on well to record a 1 3/4 length success.
2.20pm Betfred Mobile Oaks Trial
( Listed Race for fillies - 1m3f 106yds - Good)
The first of the two "trials" on the card was the fillies Oaks trial for which the Aidan O'Brien trained Wedding Vow was sent off favourite under Ryan Moore.
Settled at the back she came under pressure three furlongs out and never really seemed to have the pace to challenge the leaders, keeping on steadily inside the furlong to grab third in the final strides.
The winner Toujours L'Amour trained by William Hagas however came from the same position, which was a good performance, as the early pace to the race did not seem that franetic with a number of runners pulling for their heads in the early stages.
Ridden to chase down the leaders two furlongs out Harry Bentley was able to pick his moment hitting the front with 100yds to go she just had to be ridden out to the line to maintain her advantage.
The Derby Trial never attracts the biggest of fields and this seasons renewal was no exceptionwith just 5 runners heading to post.
The betting was headed by the red hot 2/5 favourite ChristopherMarlowe, owned by Michael Tabor and trained by John Gosden it was left to Frankie Dettori to do the steering.
Magic Dancer made the running under Pat Dobbs followed closely by ChristopherMarlowe with Ryan Moore sat out the back having steadied Kilimanjaro soon after the start.
Turning for home Magic Dancer forged on and it seemed he quickly had the measure of the favourite, who on the softest ground he had encountered could not quicken as he usually does.
For a moment it looked a race winning move from Dobbs, but the long striding Kilimanjaro was beginning to make ground from the back under Moore.
Sweeping past Magic Dancer with just under a furlong to go Kilimanjaro only had to be ridden out to record a 1 1/4 length success.
Ryan Moore said "He did it nicley" and "I was really happy with him He's got a good attitude. he only won a maiden a couple of weeks ago and this is all happening quite fast, but he's a nice progressive horse and I think he'll have a good year. He wasn't stopping and had done well to make up all that ground in the straight" (quote from racing post mobile)
3.30pm Weatherbys Hamilton Handicap
(Cls 2 - 1m2f - Good)
A competitive race on paper with the uneasy to back Flag War heading the market for Godolphin having registered a success on the AW at Wolverhampton last time out.
The running was made by One Pekan and Ryan Moore and he was still in there pitching with just over a furlong to run but he was being pressed by the eventual winner Burano.
Now with Amanda Perret and ridden on this occasion by Pat Dobbs Burano was rediscovering some form having beaten home only a handful of horses in his recent runs, this time staying on powerfully for the victory from the persistent challenge of Nancy From Nairobi.
Flag War is one to keep an eye on however he didn't have the clearest of runs just over a furlong out and kept on inside the final furlong to just be kept out of the frame.
4.05pm Betfred Membership"play your way"Chartwell Fillies Stakes
(Group 3 - 7f - Good)
This looked a class contest on paper with a number higly rated fillies in the line up.
Kiyoshi was carrying her penatly for her win at Doncaster at the back end of last year and making her seasonal reappearance she ran a nice race. Steadied at the back of the field she became a bit of a hostage to fortune in the run with the field converging on the nearside rail.
She had to be steered out into the centre with just over a furlong to run but she stayed on into 5th for her seasonal debut.
Taken along by Fresles and Gregory Benoist the pace wasn't that strong, and a number of runners were in with a chance just over a furlong out. This was until Majestic Queen got given the office by William Buick.
Hitting the front at the distance she powered on from New Providence only needing to be pushed out to record a comfortable 2 length success.
Finally a winning favourite for punters in the shape of Donncha. Held up in touch he did tn have the clearest of runs two furlongs out, but once switched he made irresistable headway to strike the front 100yds from home. Here the challenge came from Arrowzone who came down the outside under Kirby but was ultimatley always being held by the winner.
A noticable run back in the field came from Elemraan who was buried in the midfield and did not have any room to manouevre just over a furlong out. He was still travelling at the time and although he made no impression in the run to the line his chance had clearly gone and next time out he could be interesting given that this was only his 5th career start.
5.10pm Betfred "keep it Fun" Handicap
(Cls 4 - 7f - Good)
The lucky last was taken by Adam Kirby and the William Knight trained Beach Bar. Up in the van from the beginning he took up the running at halfway and was all out to fend off the challenge of the favourite Baltic Brave close home.
He had been tried in higher grade in the past and this was a welcome return to the winners enclosure.
The results on the day, although the ground said it was good tended to suit horses with form on ground with a little more give in it.
This was the case with Burano and Beach bar both of whom had victories on Soft to their name, and conversley the American bred ChristopherMarlowe could not show his true form on it.