The best is saved until last and this competitive handicap has three recent victors and six previous C&D winners in the line-up. Lean On Pete, Noble Jack and Honey Of A Kitten are those arriving on the back of victories but the last pair only contested claimers. The former only beat FOLLOW THE FLAG by a short-head over C&D earlier this month and the runner-up is 3lb better off now. Alan McCabe's gelding was behind Dakota Canyon when fourth here earlier but can reverse that form on better terms and take this. Standpoint wouldn't be without a chance if back to his best and is preferred to veteran Scamperdale of the others.
On The Hoof 6-1 (9-3) Tracked leader and keen, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 5l behind Atlantis Crossing (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Lean On Pete (IRE) 2-1fav (9-6) Held up in rear, driven and headway on outside over 1f out, soon ridden, ran on well inside final furlong to lead post, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hacp 0-70 (5) pol beating Follow The Flag (9-7) by shd, 9 ran.
Standpoint 5-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, ridden and lost place over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 7th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Destiny Of Dreams (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Noble Jack (IRE) 3-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f clm stks (6) pol beating Desert Vision (9-10) by 3l, 7 ran.
Follow The Flag (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Mid-division on inside, outpaced 3f out, headway when not clear run and switched right over 1f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong to lead briefly near finish, headed post, 2nd of 9, shd behind Lean On Pete (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Dakota Canyon (IRE) 11-4 (9-8) Led, headed 5f out, tracked leader, ridden to challenge 2f out, kept on until no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Lean On Pete (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Spanish Plume 16-1 (8-8) Held up in last pair in touch, ridden to chase leaders on outside over 1f out, kept on same pace, never on terms, 6th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Saoi (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Honey Of A Kitten (USA) 8-1 (9-3) Held up 3rd and last, reminder over 4f out, went 2nd over 1f out, soon challenged, ridden to lead final 100 yards, driven out, won at Lingfield 1m 2f clm stks (6) pol beating Ajeeb (9-7) by 1 1/2l, 3 ran.
Scamperdale 25-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, driven and headway on inside well over 1f out, soon ridden, challenged and every chance inside final furlong, kept on, just held, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Berlusca (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Aviso (GER) 16-1 (8-0) Held up towards rear, driven 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on inside final furlong to take 3rd towards finish, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Destiny Of Dreams (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.