PULL THE PIN has really found his form and could hardly have won more easily on heavy ground at Catterick. He has a penalty to carry but has won from higher marks on the all-weather so should complete the double. Fathom Five has now dropped to his lowest-ever mark and showed that his turn isn't far away when leading for a long way on testing ground at Catterick last time. Balinka has been dropping slowly in the ratings but her overall recent form leaves her with a bit to find while though Quality Art had the selection and Borough Boy behind at Leicester earlier that was over 6f on fast ground.
Rex Romanorum (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Chased leader, ridden and lost 2nd over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 9th of 11, 12l behind Confusing (9-3) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Sep.
New Decade 7-2fav (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 5th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Fleurtille (9-1) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-65 (6) hvy in Oct.
Shawkantango 16-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, one pace over 1f out, 8th of 13, 4l behind Steel Rain (8-13) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Danzoe (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Behind and soon outpaced, ridden after 1f, still plenty to do over 1f out, stayed on well towards stands' side inside final furlong, nearest finish, 6th of 15, 5l behind Ace Master (8-11) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-65 (6) hvy in Oct.
Breezolini 10-1 (9-2) Soon outpaced and behind, ridden and headway towards far side over 2f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 5th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Ace Master (8-11) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-65 (6) hvy in Oct.
Quality Art (USA) 9-1 (8-11) Close up, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 7l behind Fleurtille (9-1) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-65 (6) hvy in Oct.
See Clearly 14-1 (8-9) Raced wide in touch, ridden over 2f out, hung right and faded inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 8l behind Perfect Pasture (8-12) at Carlisle 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Pull The Pin (IRE) 5-2fav (8-12) Made all stand side, clear 1f out, readily, won at Catterick 5f hcp 0-65 (6) hvy in Oct beating Tongalooma (8-9) by 3l, 10 ran.
Balinka 8-1 (9-6) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, edged left over 1f out, no extra final 100 yards, 6th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Windforpower (9-2) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Oct.
Risky Rizkova 50-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, lost place well over 1f out, 8th of 12, 13l behind The Strig (9-4) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Sep.
Befortyfour 25-1 (9-0) Slow into stride towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 8th of 12, 7l behind Dark Lane (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Fathom Five (IRE) 18-1 (9-0) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 10, 1 3/4l behind Fleurtille (9-1) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-65 (6) hvy in Oct.
Stonecrabstomorrow (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Always towards rear, never on terms, 10th of 12, 16l behind Big Storm Coming (8-11) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Megaleka 10-1 (9-1) Close up, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 12, 10l behind Tadalavil (8-9) at Musselburgh 5f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Oct.
Imperial Spirit 4-1fav (9-4) Tracked leader until ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 6l behind Sarah Berry (9-6) at Kempton 5f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Henry Morgan 20-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 11th of 13, 33l behind Discression (9-6) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug '12.
Borough Boy (IRE) 13-8fav (9-5) Held up in touch, not clear run over 1f out, switched right, stayed on to lead final 75 yards, won at Wolverhampton 5f mdn stks (5) pol in Oct beating Busy Bimbo (8-11) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.