ENTRAPPING and Red Catkin finished 1-2 at Yarmouth in October with the remainder well beaten. The winner, who has a Polytrack victory to his credit, won with a bit in hand and can confirm the placings and take this. Brave Decision is up 5lb for winning a similar grade handicap from Sutton Sid at Lingfield and that may prevent a follow-up but Minstrel Lad has only been raised 2lb for his recent Wolverhampton success and can get involved. Gung Ho hasn't shown much since arriving from France and could do with a drop in the ratings but Queen Of Skies looks on the way back and should get involved.
Warden Bond 25-1 (9-3) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, 21l behind Golden Jubilee (9-6) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Gung Ho (FR) 6-1 (9-11) Bumped start, took keen hold in touch, ridden over 3f out, weakening when came stand side over 2f out, 7th of 11, 16l behind Funky Munky (9-1) at Catterick 1m 6f app hcp 0-60 (6) hvy in Oct.
Red Catkin 3-1fav (9-6) Held up, not clear run over 2f out, hampered entering final 2f, switched right entering final final furlong, ridden and ran on, not reach winner, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Entrapping (9-0) at Yarmouth 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Oct.
Derfenna Art (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Led 1f, chased leader, effort over 1f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 10, 4l behind Sonnetation (9-4) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Having A Ball 25-1 (10-0) Held up, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never on terms, 5th of 10, 7l behind Valentine's Gift (10-0) at Nottingham 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Oct.
Sutton Sid 7-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, kept on to go 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Brave Decision (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Bint Alzain (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Slowly away, raced wide towards rear, weakened over 2f out, 12th of 13, 21l behind Prince Of Burma (9-4) at Lingfield 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Brave Decision 33-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, left in lead briefly bend soon after start, tracked leader, led approaching 2f out, driven out, won at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov beating Sutton Sid (8-13) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Queen Of Skies (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Steadied start, dropped into rear, ridden 2f out, kept on, never dangerous, 5th of 9, 7l behind Brave Decision (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Minstrel Lad 4-1 (9-1) Held up in touch, headway over 2f out, went 2nd well over 1f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, stayed on to lead well inside final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Nov beating Attain (8-10) by 1 3/4l, 10 ran.
Interakt 50-1 (8-6) Steadied and switched right start, held up in rear, well outpaced halfway, never a factor, 10th of 11, 11l behind Kuanyao (9-1) at Kempton 6f clm stks (6) pol in Nov.
Entrapping 8-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway 2f out, led approaching final furlong, driven out, won at Yarmouth 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Oct beating Red Catkin (9-6) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Fair Comment 33-1 (8-6) Held up towards rear, headway on wide outside over 2f out, ridden chasing leaders over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 5l behind Well Painted (9-8) at Windsor 1m 2f clm stks (6) gd in Oct.
Beggers Belief 16-1 (8-8) In touch in 5th, pushed along over 3f out, ridden disputing modest 5th over 1f out, soon beaten, 8th of 11, 12l behind Cape Alex (9-2) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in May.