Striking The Wind ran no sort of race at Southwell last time, but his earlier second at Beverley would give him every chance. However, Mark Johnston complicates matters by running newcomer Tmaam, who shares the same owner as his stablemate. To The Spring failed to improve on her promising Newmarket debut last time and Marcus Tregoning has a rare runner at this track in debutant Munaawib, but preference is for ROYAL HUSH. She was caught close home by Adaria, now rated 80, at Doncaster in April and Kevin Ryan's filly may well be ahead of the handicapper.
Billy Cadiz 125-1 (8-6) Soon into stride, always behind, last of 14, 20l behind Mujaadel (9-5) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct '09.
Machir Bay 33-1 (10-0) Tracked winner until ridden over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 7th of 9, 21l behind Honest Deal (9-1) at Hamilton 1m mdn stks (5) gd in May.
Shamo Hill Theatre 66-1 (8-4) Dwelt and went left start, hung right after 1f, chased leaders, ridden after 3f, soon lost place, tailed off over 2f out, last of 12, well behind Fremen (9-3) at Redcar 1m clm stks (4) gf in Sep.
Munaawib Haafhd colt out of Mouwadh.
Striking The Wind (USA) 7-2 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden and outpaced over 3f out, 5th of 12, 18l behind Little Black Book (8-13) at Southwell 1m mdn stks (5) fbs in Apr.
Tmaam (USA) Dynaformer colt out of Thread.
Royal Hush Evensfav (8-12) Broke well, led, shaken up 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, soon edged left, headed towards finish, no extra, 2nd of 4, 3/4l behind Adaria (8-12) at Doncaster 1m fll mdn stks (4) gf in Apr.
To The Spring 3-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 8l behind Traffic Sister (9-0) at Nottingham 1m mdn fll stks (5) gf in May.