Fakenham form isn't always a reliable guide but MOLAISE LAD won so easily there a couple of weeks ago that he's difficult to oppose on this similarly sharp course. Huntingdon winner Lauberhorn was surprisingly beaten when dropped into a seller at Exeter last time but shouldn't be written off just yet and it would no surprise to see him reverse that form here with third Descaro. Echo Dancer lacks a recent run and Billy Thiss has shown nothing so far.
Lauberhorn 11-8fav (11-3) Held up in mid-division, headway approaching 3 out, went 4th next, stayed on flat, never quite going pace to challenge, 4th of 10, 1 3/4l behind My Viking Bay (10-3) at Exeter 2m 1f nov sell hdl (5) sft.
Molaise Lad (IRE) 9-2 (10-5) Tracked leaders and always going well, went 2nd before 5th, led soon after 5th, clear when not fluent 3 out, pushed out from last, easily, won at Fakenham 2m sell hdl (5) sft beating Neverownup (11-1) by 35l, 7 ran.
Billy Thiss 100-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear, weakened from 3 out, last of 11, well behind King Fingal (11-1) at Catterick 2m sell hdl (5) gd.
Descaro (USA) 5-1 (10-9) Held up in mid-division, headway before 3 out, went 3rd 2 out, hard ridden flat, went well held 2nd towards finish until post, 3rd of 10, 1 3/4l behind My Viking Bay (10-3) at Exeter 2m 1f nov sell hdl (5) sft.
Echo Dancer 28-1 (10-1) Held up in rear, ridden after 8th, behind after next, soon pulled up, in a race won by Dancing Daffodil (10-5) at Ludlow 3m cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Nov, 9 ran.