Powerful Pierre came good over 6f here last week but MAAKIRR makes more appeal over today's trip. The four-year-old has yet to win but didn't make his racecourse debut until March this year and went close over course and distance last time. Angels Calling was below par in soft ground last time but ran well in a Leicester seller before that, though Bapak Pesta ran a couple of shockers when attempting this longer trip in the past. Methaaly could prove best of the rest if on a going day.
Maakirr (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Raced wide mid-division, headway to tracked leaders over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, pressed winner over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 2nd of 11, nk behind Monte Cassino (8-10) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Powerful Pierre 4-1fav (9-5) Towards rear, ridden and headway entering final furlong, ran on to lead towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp (6) pol beating Trending (9-1) by nk, 12 ran.
Methaaly (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Dwelt in rear, ridden when switched right over 1f out, kept on, never near leaders, 7th of 15, 10l behind Generalyse (9-7) at Leicester 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Bapak Pesta (IRE) 11-2fav (8-12) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened over 2f out, last of 13, 25l behind Deliberation (8-9) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Angels Calling 8-1 (8-11) Mid-division stand side, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Rise To Glory (9-0) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Mataajir (USA) 66-1 (8-10) Behind, pushed along over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 13, 29l behind King Kurt (9-12) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Wotalad 5-1 (9-5) Led early, chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon lost place, 5th of 7, 7l behind Little Choosey (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Sep.
Monty Fay (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 9th of 12, 10l behind French Press (8-13) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol.
Schoolboy Champ 50-1 (8-10) Led, headed 2f out, ridden and lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 11l behind Rasselas (9-2) at Ayr 1m app hcp (6) gd.
Lucy Minaj 28-1 (8-5) Mid-division, pushed along halfway, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 13, 23l behind Mercers Row (8-13) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Sep.