ROYAL HOLIDAY was regarded as a Southwell specialist before he gained his first success on Turf at Newcastle last month. He's scored off higher marks on the Fibresand so has to be the selection to complete a hat-trick. Dandarrell, who won twice late last season, has returned in good heart and will make a bold bid to make all while the normally consistent Alluring Star is much better than she showed at Newcastle last time when a short-priced favourite. Rex Romanorum made a successful handicap debut at Pontefract last summer and is just 1lb higher so has to be on the short-list.
Kuwait Star 33-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, driven 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Never Forever (9-5) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
King Pin 11-1 (9-5) Behind stands side, driven and edged left towards centre 2f out, never on terms, 9th of 14, 12l behind Day Of The Eagle (9-6) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Dubious Escapade (IRE) 20-1 (8-5) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 9l behind Powerful Presence (9-6) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Rex Romanorum (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Ingleby Angel (9-5) at Redcar 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Alluring Star 5-4fav (9-0) Keen led, headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 10, 11l behind Never Forever (9-4) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Dandarrell 11-2 (8-12) Tracked leader, led over 1f out, soon ridden, headed narrowly final 50 yards, kept on, no extra in 3rd near finish, 3rd of 14, 3/4l behind Never Forever (9-5) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Royal Holiday (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Chased leader, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, stayed on, won at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-60 (6) sft in May beating Dream Walker (9-3) by 1 1/4l, 15 ran.
Outlaw Torn (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Towards rear, some headway 2f out, never on terms, ridden and weakened final furlong, 12th of 14, 9l behind Never Forever (9-5) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Aquarian Spirit 16-1 (8-7) In touch on inside, not much room 2f out, weakened soon after, 13th of 15, 12l behind No Dominion (9-2) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Pendle Lady (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Towards rear, looked awkward on bend over 4f out, ridden 3f out, well beaten final 2f, last of 10, 16l behind Ptolemy (9-6) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
River Ardeche 14-1 (9-3) Tracked winner until 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 13l behind Springheel Jake (9-10) at Carlisle 1m clm stks (5) gf.
Conjuror's Bluff 100-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, headway 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 13, 20l behind Lord Franklin (9-2) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Absolute Bearing (IRE) 28-1 (8-10) Raced far side close up, outpaced over 4f out, ridden and kept on final furlong, 6th of 17, 5l behind Feel The Heat (9-0) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.