Beacon Tarn has only ever won over 5f at Southwell and faces a stiff task with top weight. NEXT DOOR has won at Pontefract and Ripon and, though returning from a long break, has the scope to win more races this season starting here. Thorntoun Lady has only run four times and produced her best effort here in August while the maiden Emerald Sea would have a chance on her close second at Yarmouth. Heartsong has gone backwards since her last victory at Sandown in 2012 but has dropped in the weights accordingly.
Beacon Tarn 7-2 (9-4) Close up, ridden halfway, stayed on to go a never dangerous 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Alpha Tauri (8-12) at Southwell 5f hacp 0-70 (5) fbs in Mar.
Next Door (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Made all, ridden over 1f out, edged right final furlong, held on well, won at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul beating Abraham Monro (8-6) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.
Meandmyshadow 8-1 (9-6) In touch, weakened halfway, last of 16, 35l behind Flexible Flyer (9-4) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Thorntoun Lady (USA) 10-1 (9-5) Soon outpaced in rear, never dangerous, 10th of 13, 8l behind Gold Beau (9-2) at Carlisle 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Emerald Sea 5-1 (8-10) Close up, effort and every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 5l behind Broughtons Charm (9-0) at Lingfield 7f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol in Nov.
Clock Opera (IRE) 10-1 (8-5) Dwelt soon close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 10l behind Welsh Sunrise (9-5) at Kempton 6f fll hcp (0-75) (5) pol in Feb.
Heartsong (IRE) 11-2 (8-6) Held up in touch, ridden well over 1f out, no progress, 5th of 8, 6l behind Aeolian Blue (8-9) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
See Clearly 8-1 (8-9) Towards rear, headway on inner over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 6th of 13, 7l behind Shillito (8-9) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Balinka 12-1 (8-11) Rider removed hood very late, slowly away, soon ridden along and behind, never on terms, last of 7, 11l behind Dodina (9-4) at Redcar 5f sell stks (6) gs.
Gypsy Jazz (IRE) 50-1 (8-7) Chased leaders 2f, soon outpaced and behind, tailed off 2f out, last of 5, 28l behind Take The Lead (8-13) at Southwell 6f fll hcp (0-75) (5) fbs in Jan.