LEAN ON PETE scored at Wolverhampton last month but is a previous course and distance winner and can land this after another good effort on his latest start. Conducting and Sellingallthetime have not raced since September with the latter preferred having won here last summer off a 4lb lower mark. Hussar Ballad won over track and trip in December only to run a shocker here last time while Le Deluge makes his Fibresand debut on the back of a second at Kempton.
Lean On Pete (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Slowly away, held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 7, 2l behind Coillte Cailin (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) in Feb.
Conducting 10-1 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 4, 8l behind Stand Guard (9-2) at Southwell 1m 3f sell stks (6) fbs in Mar '14.
Sellingallthetime (IRE) 9-1 (8-5) Tracked leading pair, joined leader 5f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression with front pair final furlong, just held on for 3rd, 3rd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Legal Waves (9-9) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Hussar Ballad (USA) 3-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, outpaced 4f out, no chance with front trio final 2f, 4th of 7, 23l behind Brassbound (9-4) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Jan.
Le Deluge (FR) 7-2 (9-5) Took keen hold, led, ridden over 2f out, headed and stayed on same pace from over 1f out, 2nd of 4, 2l behind Dalgig (9-3) at Kempton 1m 4f clm stks (6) pol in Nov.