COURTESY has shaped with promise and her pedigree offers plenty of hope for handling this surface.
Facing mostly older exposed rivals and with a leading apprentice booked in the form of Thore Hammer Hansen, she has very strong claims.
Capla Cubiste has proven she handles the surface and is the biggest threat, though Cape Greco should appreciate the return to Southwell and has a decent each-way chance.
EQUIDAE is in good form as his win at Ayr showed and he’s won on this surface twice, so he’s difficult to oppose under a penalty.
Madrinho is unpenalised for winning an apprentice handicap at Goodwood on Friday and can’t be discounted. Moretti holds place chances.
OUTRUN THE STORM shaped well on debut at Ayr last month and his sire has a good record with runners on fibresand, so he’s chanced to get off the mark.
Kool Moe Dee won’t be far away if he handles the surface. Zumaaty and Capla Dream are a couple worth noting in the market on their debuts.
PARK LANE DANCER needs to improve slightly on recent efforts, but her dam won easily on her only visit to this course and she may have a better chance of handling the unique surface than some of her rivals.
Robeam sets a decent form standard and ran respectably on his previous visit here. Frame Rate is proven on the surface and has good place claims.
LUSCIFER has winning course form and his recent efforts on turf suggest he’s coming back to the boil. He gets a narrow vote ahead of another who is proven on this surface in Loose Chippings.
Princess Mayson and Limerick Lord also make the shortlist.
Several of these know where the winning post is. YOUNG TIGER took another step forward when scoring with a bit in hand in a well-contested affair at Doncaster 16 days ago and can make light of a 3lb rise at a venue where he has a good record. Zapper Cass, Doc Sportello and Zylan head the dangers.
The fact that ALMINOOR changed hands for just £15,000 in January admittedly sets alarm bells ringing, given the promise he showed for Mark Johnston last spring.
Still, he is appealing given the dearth of realistic contenders in this contest, and the fact that clear main danger Blazing Hot is by no means certain to appreciate dropping back to the minimum trip. Popple is best of the rest.
ARCHIMEDES has failed to trouble the judge in four starts on turf following the resumption of racing in June, but he’s of strong interest back here off a potentially handy mark.
The return to this surface may also bring about a change in fortune for Melgate Magic, and he is feared most. Gorgeous General, another with a good record on fibresand, completes the shortlist.
TATTENHAMS has improved since stepping up in trip this month, getting off the mark in good style at Hamilton 18 days ago, and looks the one to beat if taking to this surface.
Artillery made more of an impact on handicap debut at Bath last time, shaping as if this trip should suit, while Born Leader should be on the premises again if ready to go.
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