Song Of Parkes bounced back to form here last month when coming with a wet sail to catch Island Legend and GREGORI close home and record her second Polytrack victory. However, the latter pair had taken each other on and played into the winner's hands so with a huge pull in the weights it's Brian Meehan's charge, who had won three races on the surface at the backend of last year, who should gain compensation. Sir Pedro scored at Doncaster in September and was having his first all-weather start when close up behind today's rival Picansort here in November. He got no sort of run that day and can reverse the form though he's pulled too hard in his most recent starts and needs to settle. Ask The Guru doesn't really appear to have taken to the surface and Frankie's mount Fair Value hasn't won since 2012 though she's been racing in much better company.
Picansort 16-1 (8-8) Mid-division, driven to chase leaders on inside over 1f out, kept on same pace, never on terms, 5th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Perfect Pasture (9-0) at Lingfield 6f hcap (2) pol in Jan.
Fair Value (IRE) 33-1 (8-8) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 11th of 12, 10l behind Addictive Dream (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Nov.
Sir Pedro 4-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 9, 7l behind Tax Free (9-5) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Gregori (IRE) 8-13fav (9-7) Pressed leader, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression when lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 4l behind Song Of Parkes (8-11) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Song Of Parkes 12-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders on inside, driven inside final 2f, switched right 1f out, ridden and ran on well inside final furlong, led towards finish, won at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan beating Island Legend (9-6) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.
Ask The Guru 8-1 (9-6) Chased winner, ridden and lost 2nd over 1f out, chased leading pair, no impression when weakened into 4th final 125 yards, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Roy's Legacy (8-11) at Lingfield 5f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.