Clockmaker never figured at Southwell on Tuesday but had earlier gone close behind LOYALTY over track and trip. The latter is upped 3lb but this looks no tougher and Derek Shaw's charge can follow-up. Birdman and Favourite Treat also have something to find with the selection on latest running, but Upavon won here thee weeks ago and could get involved in the finish. Slip Sliding Away steps up in class but Verse Of Love is capable of making the frame if back to his best.
Clockmaker (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Chased leaders 3f, soon behind, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 9, 11l behind Dubai Hills (9-1) at Southwell 7f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) fbs.
Bravo Echo 15-2 (9-6) Close up, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 11th of 13, 6l behind Joey's Destiny (8-13) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Sep.
Kyllachy Rise 20-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, lost place over 2f out, last of 20, well behind Levitate (9-1) at Doncaster 7f hcp 105 (2) sft in Nov.
Loyalty 14-1 (8-5) Tracked leaders, closed going well 2f out, soon led, ridden inside final furlong, held on, won at Kempton 7f hcp (2) pol in Nov beating Clockmaker (9-5) by nk, 10 ran.
Birdman (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Prominent, ridden 3f out, lost place over 2f out, last of 10, 8l behind Loyalty (8-5) at Kempton 7f hcp (2) pol in Nov.
Favourite Treat (USA) 12-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, ridden over 3f out, soon beaten, 11th of 12, 24l behind Solar Deity (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (2) pol in Nov.
Upavon 33-1 (9-3) Held up in mid-division, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Kempton 7f hcp 0-90 (3) pol in Nov beating Frontier Fighter (9-6) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Verse Of Love 18-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, joined leader over 4f out, every chance over 2f out, faded final furlong, 6th of 12, 6l behind Solar Deity (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (2) pol in Nov.
Slip Sliding Away (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Chased leaders on inside, led well over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, headed final 50 yards, one pace into 3rd close home, 3rd of 12, 3/4l behind Interception (9-4) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.