Minortransgression finally came good last month when landing a double over C&D. He's up another 6lb for winning an amateur race here last time, but Riczar impressed the handicapper more with her recent maiden win over 7f at this course as she's been raised a harsh-looking 16lb. She beat the re-opposing PULSATILLA by over three lengths on that occasion but, as the latter is less exposed and likely to be suited by today's longer trip, Bryan Smart's filly is fancied to reverse running. King Pin was beaten only a length over C&D by Mcconnell, who runs in the previous race, on his recent return from a lengthy absence and should go well again.
Minortransgression (USA) 5-1 (10-10) Raced wide, held up, headway over 2f out, led approaching final furlong, stayed on, won at Southwell 1m am hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Nov beating Lujano (10-11) by 1 1/4l, 14 ran.
Mr Chocolate Drop (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Raced wide in mid-division, headway over 2f out, switched left to chase leaders over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 6l behind Ajdaad (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
King Pin 20-1 (9-0) Chased leaders on outer, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to take 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 14, 1l behind McConnell (9-6) at Southwell 1m sell stks (6) fbs in Nov.
Eastern Gift 7-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 10th of 13, 12l behind Justcallmehandsome (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Riczar 20-1 (8-12) Made all, ridden over 2f out, readily, won at Southwell 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) fbs in Nov beating Pulsatilla (8-12) by 3 1/2l, 10 ran.
Jay Jays Joy 33-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, led after 2f, headed over 3f out, soon weakened, 10th of 14, 27l behind McConnell (9-6) at Southwell 1m sell stks (6) fbs in Nov.
Pulsatilla 9-1 (8-12) Tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, no pace to challenge, 2nd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Riczar (8-12) at Southwell 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) fbs in Nov.
Jonnie Skull (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Led until over 4f out, tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 13, 4l behind St Oswald (9-7) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Exopuntia 22-1 (8-13) Led, headed inside final furlong, soon ridden, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 16, 3/4l behind Croeso Mawr (8-11) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Oct.