Ifan finished second over 7f on the Polytrack in December. He has leading claims on that form if handling the surface but his yard's poor record at this course doesn't boost confidence and MAKINSON LANE makes more appeal. The latter is also making his debut on Fibresand after last month's fourth at Kempton but the three-year-old is getting plenty of weight from his main rival and gets the nod. The remaining pair look up against it on today's terms despite Frosty Friday having been placed at the track.
Chancealot 25-1 (11-5) Pulled hard, towards rear, headway over 4f out, soon beaten, last of 13, well behind Oscar Hoof (11-5) at Ludlow 1m 6f NH flat (5) sft in Jan.
Ifan (IRE) 13-2 (9-4) Towards rear, headway on outer over 1f out, hung left inside final furlong, pressed winner near finish, 2nd of 9, nk behind Strong Man (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Frosty Friday 10-1 (9-2) Held up in touch on inside, ridden to chase leaders well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 10l behind Waving (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn auc stks (4-6yo) (6) pol in Jan.
Makinson Lane (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Led, ridden 2f out, soon headed, no extra well inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 4l behind Mystical Sapphire (9-7) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.