Maakirr was having his 13th start when losing his maiden tag in a handicap over the course and distance two weeks ago then followed up under a penalty. He's obviously in good heart and should make the frame though MAPPIN TIME looks the one to beat. Tim Easterby's charge gained his first all-weather success on this track last month and should have followed up last week where he missed the break very badly before staying on. Compensation awaits here though Thorpe Bay should get closer to him as his saddle slipped when favourite when the selection scored last month. Kellys Eye had no chance with Hannahs Turn here a fortnight ago but that was his first start since July. Fortinbrass landed a claimer here last month but this is tougher.
Trojan Rocket (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, ridden to challenge approaching final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 1 3/4l behind Forceful Appeal (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Fortinbrass (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Outpaced, reminders halfway, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 7, 7l behind Burren View Lady (9-1) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Mappin Time (IRE) 4-1 (8-7) Stumbled start, behind, in touch in rear 4f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, went 3rd towards finish, unlucky, 3rd of 7, 1l behind Lexi's Hero (8-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Maakirr (IRE) 2-1fav (9-8) Slowly into stride, held up in touch on inside, headway to 2nd halfway, ridden 2f out, led inside final furlong, soon joined, kept on gamely under pressure and found extra in closing stages, won at Southwell 6f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs beating Grace Hull (8-10) by nk, 8 ran.
Thorpe Bay 3-1 (9-6) Pulled hard and prominent, saddle slipped forward after 1f, lost 2nd halfway, beaten and eased over 1f out, not recover, 6th of 8, 14l behind Maakirr (9-8) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs.
Kellys Eye (IRE) 9-4 (9-0) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 1f out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 7l behind Hannahs Turn (9-2) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Pull The Pin (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) With winner, lost place over 2f out, rallied and every chance over 1f out, soon ridden, hung right and lost place final 50 yards, 5th of 8, 2 1/4l behind Desert Strike (9-6) at Lingfield 5f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.