With five seconds in his last six runs, nobody could begrudge Lastkingofscotland a victory but he's starting to creep up the weights again. Mazovian isn't badly treated on his best form and should figure in a race that isn't nearly as competitive as the numbers suggest but it could be worth taking a chance that NORTH CENTRAL is on a going day. Ruth Carr's charge has two ways on running so it may not pay to take his woeful effort over C&D last time too literally and he still has the ability to win at this level.
Mazovian (USA) 40-1 (10-2) Chased leaders, ridden 3f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, 3rd of 17, 7l behind Desert Creek (11-3) at Leicester 7f am hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct.
Imprimis Tagula (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and pressed from 2f out, headed post, 2nd of 8, ns behind Dozy Joe (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f sell stks (6) pol.
Upper Lambourn (IRE) 40-1 (9-5) Dwelt always behind, last of 11, 32l behind Another Citizen (9-2) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Lastkingofscotland (IRE) 4-1 (9-6) Behind, driven over 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong, every chance towards finish, went 2nd post, just failed, 2nd of 9, nk behind Stepturn (9-0) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Rubenstar (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Held up, ridden over 2f out, soon well beaten, 10th of 11, 23l behind Il Battista (8-8) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Oct '11.
Colbyor 12-1 (8-12) Always towards rear, 8th of 9, 6l behind Kung Hei Fat Choy (9-7) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
My Own Way Home 25-1 (9-3) Led, clear over 6f out, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 14l behind Idol Deputy (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Intiqaal (IRE) 40-1 (8-9) Steadied start, always behind, 10th of 11, 18l behind On The Hoof (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
North Central (USA) 20-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 10th of 11, 39l behind Bang Tidy (8-8) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Mataajir (USA) 8-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, lost place 2f out, soon ridden and behind, 10th of 11, 12l behind Muhandis (9-7) at Lingfield 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Sleepy Lucy 33-1 (8-1) Held up in mid-division, headway 3f out, soon ridden, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 7l behind Olney Lass (9-4) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Sep.