This shouldn't take much winning and MOHAWK PRINCE can carry his big weight to victory. Michael Dods' charge last won a race at Catterick in August where he was racing off exactly the same mark. Lee Topliss' claim is a major bonus and the six-year-old can gain his fifth career success. Strikemaster has a similar profile though he's generally competed at a lower grade having won two Class 6 handicaps over this trip in October. He returned from a long absence to run well at Catterick three weeks ago and looks the main danger. Amir Pasha has won four times over hurdles but never beyond 1m4f on the Flat though is now racing from a very low mark after several poor efforts recently. Saturday's Redcar third Shirls Son Sam and Nay Secret are maidens with 20 runs between them and, though carrying little weight, are difficult to fancy.
Mohawk Ridge 13-2 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 13l behind Rosairlie (8-12) at Ripon 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Bocamix (FR) 20-1 (8-10) In touch, ridden over 4f out, weakened over 3f out, tailed off, 10th of 13, well behind Blackstone Vegas (8-5) at Pontefract 2m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Grey Command (USA) 14-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders on outer, lost place after about 2f on first bend, pushed along over 3f out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 15l behind Entihaa (9-2) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Strikemaster (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on and went 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Callisto Moon (9-6) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Bijou Dan 9-1 (8-12) Held up, headway to 3rd over 3f out, went 2nd over 2f out until ridden over 1f out, 3rd and one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 5l behind Private Story (8-12) at Catterick 1m 6f 4yo sell stks (6) gs.
Amir Pasha (UAE) 10-1 (8-10) Close up, tracked leader halfway, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 24l behind Silver Tigress (8-7) at Haydock 1m 4f app hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Shirls Son Sam 5-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, headway over 6f out, led over 4f out, driven and headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Tarantella Lady (9-7) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Dan's Heir 11-1 (8-4) Held up in rear, ridden 12f out, some headway over 2f out, well held, 7th of 10, 40l behind Bilidn (10-2) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Nay Secret 11-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, ridden 5f out, led over 2f out, soon headed, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 9l behind Bilidn (10-2) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Lava Steps (USA) 50-1 (8-11) Led, ridden and headed over 3f out, chased winner until entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 11, 9l behind Sula Two (10-13) at Ripon 1m 4f ldy hcp 0-65 (6) sft.