Is it scraping the barrel too much to try and hype up Lingfield Derby Trial Best Solution as some sort of meaningful opposition to the Ballydoyle Derby bandwagon? Probably.

Impressive as he was scooting clear under Patsy Cosgrave, the race looked a poor trial, as it usually is, evidenced by the long gap back to High-Rise in 1998, the last horse to take visit Lingfield on his way to Epsom glory.