Don brings up an excellent point about the 25% fill, I hope you don't ignore it.
If I had to pull a circuit through an existing canopy conduit, I would figure on all new conductors. Chances of you breaking out the sealing compound w/out damage to the conductors is slim, and if you damage it where you can't see it, then a month from now you may be replacing it on your nickel.
I've used white distilled vinegar in a conduit overnight to help break conductors free. I don't think it will help on a properly poured seal.
I have been pretty successful on breaking out sealing compound from vertical seals, but I've found that the amount of time it takes to do it makes it sometimes more cost effective to just replace it. Depends on how much extra work you have to do to replace it.
You might get lucky and be going behind someone that made a shallow pour and mixed it with more water than called for and the sealing compound will break out pretty easy. If the person followed the directions, there is a good chance you may give up before you break out the existing sealing compound, and you will damage the existing conductors.