Munaawib scored over the course and distance in May from a 9lb lower mark. He returned to winning ways at Wolverhampton and a 4lb rise doesn't look harsh in the context of this race. GEORGE BENJAMIN has never won on an artificial surface and has taken a massive drop in the ratings which is why he was a 100/1 chance when runner-up in a claimer here last month. If repeating that effort he'll take all the beating. Coastal Passage made his debut on this track when runner-up in a seller but has shown very little in several subsequent visits. Seamster has only ever won here but arrives badly out of form as does Mucky Molly, who won from a 1lb lower mark in March. Frosted Off led for a long way over a mile here last time and looks best of the remainder.
Munaawib 2-1fav (9-3) Outpaced in rear, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, ran on to lead inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (6) pol in Nov beating Kalithea (9-3) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Strategic Action (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Dwelt always towards rear, 11th of 14, 3l behind Perfect Pastime (9-1) at Lingfield 7f app hcp 0-58 (6) pol in Nov.
George Benjamin 100-1 (8-5) In rear, wide into straight over 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 2nd close home, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Silly Billy (9-0) at Southwell 7f clm stks (6) fbs in Nov.
Lincolnrose (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, chased leader until well over 1f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 10, 13l behind Minstrel Lad (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Nov.
Mucky Molly 12-1 (9-6) Close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 14, 16l behind Frosty Friday (9-1) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-52 (6) fbs in Nov.
Seamster 5-1 (9-7) Prominent, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 14, 29l behind On The Cusp (9-5) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-52 (6) fbs in Nov.
Coastal Passage 7-2 (9-1) Chased leaders, under pressure over 2f out, stayed on well, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 3l behind Rafaaf (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Rutterkin (USA) 28-1 (7-12) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, last of 10, 10l behind Opt Out (9-2) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep.
Ishiamiracle 25-1 (8-0) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, weakened final furlong, 9th of 10, 14l behind Fathom Five (9-0) at Southwell 6f hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Nov.
Zoom In 40-1 (8-4) Always behind, 12th of 14, 12l behind Abraham Monro (8-2) at Ripon 6f mdn hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Mon Chic 16-1 (8-11) Always behind, last of 11, 12l behind Munaawib (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Storey Hill (USA) 50-1 (9-1) Held up behind, outpaced 3f out, driven and headway on inside over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 4th of 11, 11l behind Be Royale (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Nov.
Frosted Off 40-1 (8-13) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 14, 5l behind Frosty Friday (9-1) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-52 (6) fbs in Nov.
Angel Grigio 16-1 (8-10) Keen headway to lead 7f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, 25l behind Litmus (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol.