North Central was all out to beat Men Don't Cry, who runs earlier on the card, over 7f here last week. His poor strike rate makes a follow up unlikely and GOAL is preferred. He's been threatening to add to a couple of C&D victories of late having suffered narrow-margin defeats on his last two starts and looks set to go one better in this. Praxios is a winner without a penalty after landing an apprentices' race at Beverley and Thane Of Cawdor found only Hard Road, another in action earlier this evening, too good here last time.
North Central (USA) 8-1 (9-0) Raced keenly, soon chasing leader, challenged 2f out, soon led, ridden and kept on well inside final furlong, held on, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Men Don't Cry (9-1) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Pastures New 7-1 (9-2) Mid-division, switched left and headway well over 1f out, soon no impression, 9th of 12, 12l behind Maggie Pink (9-0) at Kempton 7f stks 0-55 (6) pol.
Crucis Abbey (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Steadied start, held up and behind, moderate headway over 1f out, 5th of 12, 13l behind Neige D'antan (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f stks 0-55 (6) pol.
Prohibition (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, in rear, headway over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Demoiselle Bond (9-1) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Sasheen 20-1 (9-2) Upset in stalls, always behind, 12th of 13, 14l behind Barton Bounty (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Flipping 11-4fav (9-9) Held up towards rear, good headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, beaten over 1f out, one pace, 7th of 11, 7l behind Goldmadchen (9-4) at Ayr 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) hvy.
Fortunate Bid (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) In rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, nearest finish, 4th of 12, 5l behind Outlaw Torn (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol.
Goal (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, went 2nd 2f out, ridden and every chance 1f out, hung right and stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, not quite reach winner, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Kathleensluckylad (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol.
Eilean Mor 50-1 (9-1) Mid-division, hard ridden over 3f out, headway to chase leaders over 1f out, soon one pace, 5th of 14, 14l behind Jordaura (9-10) at Musselburgh 1m 1f sell hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Praxios 11-1 (8-11) Mid-division towards rear, headway over 2f out, driven to chase leaders well over 1f out, led 1f out, soon hung left, ridden and hung right in closing stages held on, won at Beverley 1m app stks (6) fm in Sep beating Kheskianto (9-0) by 1/2l, 16 ran.
Broughton Place 40-1 (9-1) Held up mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 11th of 13, 13l behind Chasin' Rainbows (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Rainsborough 28-1 (7-11) Slowly into stride, always behind, never a factor, 8th of 9, 17l behind Know No Fear (8-5) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jul.
Thane Of Cawdor (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) In rear, headway 2f out, ridden to chase winner inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Hard Road (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.