Pull The Pin has won twice this year, both times on the Fibresand at Southwell. He'll go close if as effective on this faster surface but preference is for THRUST CONTROL. He carries a penalty for last week's win in a seller at Beverley but this isn't much better and he can go in again. At the top end of the handicap, Viking Warrior should finish closer dropped in class while both Muftarres and West Leake Hare are looking to take advantage of a slide down the weights. Mishhar could prove best of the rest with a couple of recent runs under his belt.
Viking Warrior (IRE) 11-2 (8-9) Chased leaders, went 3rd over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 5th of 9, 10l behind Steel Stockholder (9-7) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
West Leake Hare (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 8th of 9, 7l behind Theresnoneedfordat (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Muftarres (IRE) 11-1 (9-5) Always in rear, 7th of 8, 6l behind Invigilator (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Secret City (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 14th of 17, 10l behind Half A Crown (9-0) at Redcar 6f app hcp (6) hvy in Oct.
Prince James 20-1 (9-0) Led until halfway, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 7l behind New Decade (8-13) at Wolverhampton 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Hoppy's Flyer (FR) 33-1 (9-7) Chased leader, effort well over 2f out, weakened quickly, 11th of 12, 33l behind Rise To Glory (8-7) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Mar.
Drive Home (USA) 12-1 (9-1) Mid-division, ridden and lost place over 3f out, some headway over 1f out, no impression, 7th of 12, 7l behind Frognal (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-62 (6) pol in Nov.
Mishhar (IRE) 13-2 (9-1) In touch, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Alluring Star (8-3) at Beverley 1m fll hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Sairaam (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Disputed 2nd, ridden inside final 2f, kept on same pace, no impression when lost place inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 5l behind Dhhamaan (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan.
Eastlands Lad (IRE) 7-2fav (10-4) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no impression on front pair, 3rd of 11, 7l behind Silly Gilly (10-7) at Beverley 1m 2f am hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Sep.
No Quarter (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 6l behind Polar Kite (9-9) at Catterick 7f clm stks (6) gd.
Boy The Bell 5-2fav (9-4) Chased leader until well over 1f out, soon ridden and stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Powerful Pierre (9-13) at Wolverhampton 6f Selling Handicap (0-60) (3yo+) (6) pol.
Hab Reeh 20-1 (9-0) Mid-division, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 6l behind New Decade (8-13) at Wolverhampton 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Thrust Control (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Made all and set good pace, ridden inside final furlong, ran on well, unchallenged, won at Beverley 1m sell stks (6) gf beating Firefly (9-3) by 1 1/2l, 13 ran.
Pull The Pin (IRE) 11-4fav (8-13) Made all, clear over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, edged right and ran on final furlong, won at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs beating Mary's Pet (9-3) by 1 3/4l, 10 ran.