Philip Hobbs has a decent record with his runners on the level and it will be interesting to see what level of support LEND A LIGHT attracts. The colt was well held in all four starts for his previous yard and hasn't been out since February of last year but an absence isn't a concern for one from this yard and it would be no surprise to see him run a big race. Querido has won two of his last three and remains well enough treated on the pick of his form and he should cope with this slightly shorter trip whilst It's A Mans World landed a touch at Southwell on Thursday over seven furlongs and must be respected as a result although he's not certain to get this trip. Tallawalla, King Of Connacht and Hector Spectre are others to bear in mind.
King of Connacht 16-1 (8-11) Took keen hold, hampered and lost place 9f out, headway 2f out, switched left and chased winner final furlong, not quicken towards finish, 3rd of 12, 3/4l behind Make Amends (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.
Full Victory (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Raced wide mid-division, ridden 3f out, not trouble leaders, 8th of 14, 9l behind Know No Fear (8-8) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Oct.
Querido (GER) 16-1 (9-2) Took keen hold, in touch, smooth headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, driven out, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Oct beating Tres Froide (9-0) by 1l, 10 ran.
Hector Spectre (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, headway under pressure over 2f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, no impression and dropped to 4th final 100 yards, 4th of 12, 4l behind Rebellious Spirit (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.
Tallawalla (IRE) 4-1 (8-13) In touch when hampered after 1f and droped to rear, headway 2f out, switched right entering final furlong, ridden and ran on, just failed, 2nd of 11, ns behind Zafeen's Pearl (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Farmers Dream (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) In rear, ridden 3f out, headway over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 5l behind One Hit Wonder (9-7) at Brighton 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Oct.
Lend A Light 25-1 (9-4) Pulled hard, always in rear, 7th of 8, 8l behind Sarasota Sunshine (9-1) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb '09.
Mackintosh (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway going well over 2f out, not clear run briefly well over 1f out, ridden and found nil inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 8l behind Master Of Light (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Oct.
It's A Mans World 8-1 (8-0) Tracked leaders, edged right and led 2f out, ridden out, won at Southwell 7f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs beating Castle Myth (9-5) by 1l, 13 ran.
Quadrifolio 7-1 (8-4) Chased leaders 7f, last of 12, 17l behind Rebellious Spirit (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.
Sue And Sue 100-1 (8-7) With leaders centre group, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 15l behind Ballarina (8-13) at Newcastle 5f mdn stks (5) gd in Sep.