DE LESSEPS never recovered from a tardy start here last time though was staying on at the finish. He'd earlier scored over track and trip and, with winning form hard to come by in this contest, James Moffat's charge gets the vote on that basis. The veteran Elusive Warrior is a rare winner nowadays and Fast On makes more appeal on his earlier second over course and distance. Mucky Molly finished ahead of Very First Blade when third over 6f here three weeks ago and may prove best of the rest in a pretty poor handicap.
De Lesseps (USA) 4-1 (8-5) Soon outpaced and behind, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to chase leaders inside final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind George Benjamin (8-12) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jan.
Shamiana 9-1 (9-3) Prominent, ridden 2f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Huzzah (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.
All Right Now 16-1 (9-0) Outpaced in rear, never on terms, 7th of 9, 9l behind Prince Of Passion (9-5) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jan.
Elusive Warrior (USA) 25-1 (8-12) Towards rear, ridden halfway, headway under pressure over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Arabian Flight (8-13) at Southwell 7f sell stks (6) fbs in Feb.
Chez Vrony 9-2 (9-1) Held up mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 13l behind Callisto Light (9-6) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Fast On (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Behind, outpaced over 3f out, never dangerous, 6th of 12, 15l behind No Win No Fee (9-4) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Dec.
Very First Blade 12-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Pipers Piping (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Feb.
Roxy Lane 66-1 (8-12) Led 1f, chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 9l behind Fleetwoodsands (9-0) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.
Mucky Molly 6-1 (8-13) Held up, ridden and headway halfway, effort over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 3rd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Art Dzeko (9-5) at Southwell 6f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs in Feb.
Au Renoir 14-1 (9-7) Keen with leader, led 8f out, ridden and headed over 4f out, weakened over 3f out, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Turnbuckle (9-12) at Southwell 1m 3f mdn stks (5) fbs in Feb.
Mobley Chaos 33-1 (9-8) Outpaced in rear, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 5th of 10, 9l behind Desert Ranger (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.