DYNAMIC DRIVE came here for a similar class handicap last month and gained a convincing victory so a 7lb rise shouldn't pose too many problems. Lysino was 12l back in fourth but is 8lb better off and that was his first start since March though Iktiview was beaten a long way and looks held. Kayalar is still a maiden over jumps and his best run came on fast ground. Amir Pasha is fast approaching his 100th career start and hasn't been running badly in staying events on the Flat but Broctune Papa Gio followed a novices' handicap victory at Doncaster with a very poor run at Southwell where he jumped poorly. However, he's been running reasonably on the Flat and has to be respected.
Kayalar (IRE) 10-11fav (10-11) Shared 2nd behind clear leader, bumped 1st, not fluent 5th, closed after 3 out, ridden before 2 out, every chance when mistake last, held after, 2nd of 5, 1 3/4l behind To The Sky (10-6) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f 4yo mdn stks (5) gf in Sep.
Lysino (GER) 18-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, headway 2 out, kept on same pace and no impression, 4th of 14, 12l behind Dynamic Drive (10-3) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Oct.
Broctune Papa Gio 11-4 (11-2) Chased winner until approaching 6th, chased leaders, weakened after 3 out, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Tinseltown (11-10) at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Jun.
Aw Ripe China (IRE) 22-1 (10-11) Led and clear until after 4th, ridden before and mistake and headed 2 out, soon weakened, 5th of 10, 16l behind Plan Again (11-0) at Kelso 2m NH mdn hdl (5) gs in Oct.
Iktiview 8-1 (11-3) Mid-division, pushed along before 3 out, soon weakened, 11th of 14, 38l behind Dynamic Drive (10-3) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Oct.
Monthly Medal 20-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, 3rd before 3 out, soon ridden and no impression, 5th of 19, 23l behind Oilily (11-0) at Gowran Park 2m mdn hdl gf in Jun '10.
Queen Of Epirus 22-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, hampered 2nd, never on terms, mistake 2 out, 10th of 15, 41l behind Lovey Dovey (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mrs hcp hdl (0-105) (4) gf in Jul.
Dynamic Drive (IRE) 8-1 (10-3) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, went 3rd before 2 out, led before last, kept on well, won at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Oct beating Sam Lord (11-12) by 4 1/2l, 14 ran.
Amir Pasha (UAE) 14-1 (10-4) Towards rear, pushed along after 5th, reminders before next, soon behind, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Vinetta (10-6) at Catterick 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Feb, 13 ran.
Operateur (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Held up mid-division, ridden after 3 out, soon weakened, 7th of 14, 28l behind Dynamic Drive (10-3) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Oct.
Kathlatino 33-1 (10-9) Held up mid-division, weakened before 3 out, 9th of 14, 35l behind Dynamic Drive (10-3) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Oct.
Freedom Flying 40-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, ridden after 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 14, 24l behind Sea Cliff (11-11) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gs in Jan '11.
Tim's Approach (IRE) 200-1 (10-9) Mid-division, ridden 4 out, never dangerous, 15th of 18, well behind Redpender (11-0) at Ayr 2m mdn hdl (5) sft.
Bertielicious 200-1 (10-9) In touch in rear, not fluent 4th, outpaced when mistake 6th, tailed off before 3 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Oscar Fortune (11-5) at Carlisle 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) hvy, 6 ran.