Mulzim produced a career best to resume winning ways over this C&D last month and, though that was a race ultimately lacking in depth, this does not look to be a decidedly more competitive affair. He is up 5 lb for that victory, but the manner in which he drew clear last time suggests he will have little trouble defying that rise.
Ladyleys Beluga finished a promising third on her debut at Wolverhampton and confirmed that promise when running out a comfortable winner in a maiden over this C&D last month. That form has received a boost with the runner-up winning subsequently and Karl Burke’s promising three-year-old filly should follow up here.
Equidae has dropped in the weights of late and is down to a potentially lenient mark here. He was successful on his sole previous visit to this track and, though he has been bubbling under recently, he is certainly of interest in this low-grade handicap. The unexposed Latent Heat made a promising start for Tony Carroll last time and looks the likeliest danger.
Lion Tower left his debut form well behind when running out a length-and-a-half winner over this C&D last month, proving professional in the finish to get the better of a promising newcomer. That is the best form on offer in this contest and, with more to come from the three-year-old, he is expected to take all the beating.
Directory didn’t help himself at the start last time, but he came through well to challenge the winner late on, just coming up short against a fellow track specialist. He is yet to run a bad race at Southwell, finishing in the first two in each of his last four starts around here, and looks likely to continue that trend here.
Six Til Twelve has acquitted himself well on both his starts in handicaps to date, including when third over this C&D on the most recent occasion, making good ground late on to finish a close third after a slow start. He looks to be on a fair mark, particularly having been unpenalised for that latest run, and makes plenty of appeal against an exposed field.
Arabian King showed improved form to get off the mark in good style over this C&D last month, taking well to the surface to finish well on top at the finish. He is still relatively low mileage and boasts a pedigree to think that he can rate higher, so he gets the vote to follow up under a 5 lb penalty.
- 13:30 – MULZIM
- 14:00 – LADYLEYS BELUGA
- 14:30 – EQUIDAE
- 15:00 – LION TOWER
- 15:30 – DIRECTORY
- 16:00 – SIX TIL TWELVE
- 16:30 – ARABIAN KING