Contingency Fee completed a hat-trick with last week’s success at Wolverhampton and recorded the first of those wins over 1m4f here when Going Native was well beaten. Loose Chippings has gone close in both starts at the track since switching yards and should also be in the mix while Love Rat has won here before but his latest success came over a longer trip at Lingfield. Cold Harbour has yet to race on Fibresand but BILLY RUSKIN was placed in maiden company here in November. Kevin Ryan’s charge has undergone a second wind operation subsequently and gets a speculative vote on his reappearance and handicap debut.
Billy Ruskin 12-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, led 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 5 1/2l behind Princess Harley (9-0) at Southwell 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Contingency Fee 7-2 (9-13) Prominent, went 2nd over 8f out, led over 3f out, clear when ridden over 1f out, stayed on well, eased towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Apr beating Lady Of Authority (9-4) by 1 3/4l, 12 ran.
Decima (IRE) 33-1 (10-5) Always behind, pulled up after 3 out, at Sedgefield 2m 1f (4) gs in Nov.
Love Rat 5-2 (8-7) Tracked leader until pushed along 4f out, tracked leaders, rallied to lead again inside final furlong, ran on, won at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp (4) pol in Mar beating Orobas (8-8) by 4l, 3 ran.
Lyn's Secret (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Held up in touch, outpaced over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, weakened final furlong, 6th of 7, 17 1/2l behind The Jean Genie (9-10) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp (5) gf in Apr.
Sunshineandbubbles 40-1 (9-4) Raced wide in touch, ridden 2f out, not trouble leaders, 7th of 9, 10 1/2l behind Jai Hanuman (9-8) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Apr.
Cold Harbour 3-1fav (9-5) Soon led, headed 9f out, tracked leaders, ridden to lead briefly over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 3rd of 12, 4l behind Muraaqeb (8-12) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (6) pol in Apr.
Going Native 7-1 (9-5) Soon led, ridden and headed over 2f out, kept on same pace and lost 3rd towards finish, 4th of 14, 9l behind Thahab Ifraj (8-12) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Apr.
Loose Chippings (IRE) 2-1fav (9-4) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed final strides, 2nd of 14, nk behind Thahab Ifraj (8-12) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Apr.
Ceyhan 14-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, driven after 4 out, ridden and weakened before next, tailed off, 4th of 6, 36l behind Malangen (10-7) at Exeter 2m 1f (5) gs in Mar.