Spic 'n Span popped up at 16/1 over track and trip last month and has claims again, despite a recent defeat at Wolverhampton. CADEAUX PEARL could also bounce back at any time off his current mark. A chance is taken that it will be today given he was second here off a 10lb higher mark as recently as December. China Excels has plenty to find with Spic 'n Span but Spring Bird is an unknown quantity on the Fibresand and may get involved after posting a better effort at Musselburgh last time.
Cadeaux Pearl 11-2 (8-8) Towards rear and pushed along, never dangerous, 9th of 11, 9l behind Megaleka (9-4) at Catterick 5f app hcp (6) sft.
Spic 'n Span 10-1 (9-4) Headway on outer and edged left to track leaders over 3f out, ridden to chase winner halfway, weakened final furlong, 8th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Dissent (9-2) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
China Excels 8-1 (8-2) Led stands side, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Dawn Catcher (9-4) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Spring Bird 12-1 (8-5) Chased leading trio, ridden 2f out, ran on close home, 5th of 12, 2l behind Little Eli (9-7) at Musselburgh 5f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Lord Buffhead 10-1 (8-13) Dwelt in touch in rear,pushed along halfway, headway entering final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 8, 7l behind Meshardal (9-7) at Southwell 6f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs.
Busy Bimbo (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Broke well and led early, chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 12l behind Dreese (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Mar.
Lexi's Beauty (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 9l behind Lucky Mark (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp (0-50) (7) pol in Feb.
Upper Lambourn (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) In rear, ridden over 3f out, never on terms, 6th of 8, 14l behind Sam Spade (9-7) at Southwell 1m hcp (0-55) (6) fbs.