Bring Sweets was beaten in a selling hurdle last time and his only success on the Flat came at Southwell. King's Counsel has run poorly since beating today's rival Eijaaz at Catterick while Sartingo has never been beyond 1m1f and makes his handicap debut. PENANGDOUBLE O ONE landed a Kempton handicap from a 1lb higher mark in October and though failing to shine on his comeback at Thirsk can do better and gets the nod to take a moderate contest despite a big weight. Mohawk Ridge is capable of taking a race of this nature if ready after a break though he's now on his highest ever mark.
Penangdouble O One 11-2 (9-1) Towards rear, pushed along before halfway, ridden and struggling over 5f out, no chance after, 6th of 11, 11l behind George Adamson (9-1) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Mohawk Ridge 9-2 (9-10) Led, headed over 3f out, soon edged left, weakened over 1f out, eased, 6th of 7, 45l behind Rubi Dia (9-1) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Dec.
Sartingo (IRE) 7-1 (9-12) Keen in touch, not much room over 5f out, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, 5th of 10, 17l behind Carousel (8-8) at Thirsk 1m mdn stks (5) gd.
Westlin' Winds (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Dwelt always in rear, 7th of 10, 13l behind Bollin Judith (9-10) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Idealism 20-1 (8-11) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 5th of 12, 9l behind Count Bertoni (9-4) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
King's Counsel (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Led, ridden 3f out, headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 12, 17l behind Tenhoo (8-8) at Doncaster 1m 4f app hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Apache Warrior 33-1 (8-13) Always towards rear, 12th of 18, 21l behind Fazza (8-8) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Eijaaz (IRE) 7-2 (8-9) Dwelt held up, headway over 1f out, ridden to press winner inside final furlong, edged left and just held, 2nd of 5, ns behind Hel's Angel (9-8) at Catterick 1m 4f clm stks (6) gf.
Lure Of The Night (IRE) 150-1 (9-11) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 13, 27l behind Ardlui (8-9) at Thirsk 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gd.
Bring Sweets (IRE) 9-2 (8-8) Raced wide, in rear, good headway over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on, headed final strides, 2nd of 11, hd behind Irish Jugger (8-13) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Feb.
Grey Command (USA) 16-1 (8-5) Tracked leading pair, ridden 3f out, stayed on near finish, just held for 3rd, 4th of 9, 9l behind Petella (8-9) at Ripon 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Fossgate 20-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 20l behind Tenhoo (8-11) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Apr.