Resplendent Alpha won a seller here on Wednesday but a 6lb penalty may be his undoing and Conducting has a bit to prove over today's distance after going close over 1m2f last time. Mcbirney showed signs of a return to form when runner-up at this track in October and Wordiness hasn't been beaten that far on his last couple of starts though he's yet to win. A chance is taken on ICY QUIET on her first start since May as she finished a respectable fourth on the Polytrack earlier and may improve on her first start for David O'Meara.
Conducting 9-2 (9-7) Close up, ridden 2f out, effort to chase winner inside final furlong, not quicken near finish, 2nd of 10, hd behind Calypso Magic (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Mcbirney (USA) 5-2fav (9-9) Held up mid-division, headway 3f out, ridden over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Tapis Libre (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct.
Daniel Thomas (IRE) 20-1 (9-8) Slowly away held up, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 8th of 9, 11l behind Cool Sky (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Wordiness 9-2 (9-0) Towards rear, pushed along 2f out, headway when not clear run inside final furlong, switched right and stayed on near finish, 6th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Zenarinda (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Resplendent Alpha 9-4 (9-4) Held up in touch, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, just held on, won at Lingfield 1m 2f sell stks (6) pol beating Bert The Alert (9-9) by shd, 5 ran.
El Bravo 6-1 (9-7) Held up mid-division, headway when not clear run over 2f out, switched left to chase leaders over 1f out, never on terms, 7th of 9, 7l behind Honoured (9-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Bonnie Prince Blue 33-1 (9-4) In rear, ridden 2f out, kept on final furlong, not reached leaders, 6th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Reasons Unknown (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Cool Kid 66-1 (8-10) Slowly away in rear, never on terms, 9th of 11, 34l behind Mutual Regard (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Life Of Laughter (USA) 10-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, switched right and stayed on from over 1f out, no chance with leaders, 4th of 13, 10l behind Rodrigo De Freitas (9-5) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (6) pol.
Icy Quiet 7-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, chased winner over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 29l behind Bilidn (9-3) at Yarmouth 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Dzesmin (POL) 50-1 (8-1) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 14, 10l behind Idol Deputy (9-8) at Lingfield 1m 2f app hcp (6) pol.
Eanans Bay (IRE) 9-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, pushed along 4f out, weakened over 3f out, 11th of 14, 30l behind Sir Dylan (9-1) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Nov.