Desert Strike is back on a winning mark having slipped down the weights but has yet to show any improvement for it. By contrast, Drawnfromthepast's tumble down the handicap was accompanied by a much better effort over track and trip last time and he has leading claims in this. Secret Millionaire and Mossgo are upped in class while Only Ten Per Cent has done all his winning at Southwell so far. PULL THE PIN was well beaten in much better company last time but had scored in this grade at Wolverhampton before that and gets the nod off only a 2lb higher mark today.
Decision By One 66-1 (8-5) Tracked leader, carried wide bend 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, 17l behind Agerzam (9-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Desert Strike 33-1 (8-8) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, never near leaders, 9th of 12, 8l behind Agerzam (9-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Drawnfromthepast (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead inside final furlong, headed post, 2nd of 9, shd behind Expose (9-0) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.
Pull The Pin (IRE) 20-1 (8-2) Led, ran wide and headed 2f out, soon weakened, last of 12, 22l behind Agerzam (9-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Different 8-1 (8-12) Hampered start, chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 10l behind Powerful Wind (9-6) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Dec.
Only Ten Per Cent (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Always prominent, led entering final furlong, soon challenged, headed and no extra close home, 2nd of 11, nk behind Sir Geoffrey (8-9) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs.
Secret Millionaire (IRE) 4-5fav (9-6) Held up, ridden entering final furlong, driven and stayed on towards finish, not quite reached winner, 2nd of 7, ns behind Charming (9-7) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan '13.
Mossgo (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Led, hard ridden when challenged over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 10, hd behind Pharoh Jake (8-13) at Lingfield 5f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.