Recent winners Shaloo Diamond, Falcon's Reign and Cosmic Moon all scored in testing ground last time and it remains to be seen if they can reproduce the same form on today's surface. It won't be a problem for STRIKE FORCE, however, as he went close on the Polytrack last time and won under today's amateur on fast ground at Newbury last season. Jack Dawkins seems to save his best for Southwell nowadays but the veteran Scamperdale has claims off his current mark with Serene Brotherton taking the ride.
Sir Boss (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, unable to trouble leaders, 4th of 7, 2 3/4l behind Just Lille (8-12) at Chester 1m 2f clm stks (5) gd in Jun.
Shaloo Diamond 17-2 (10-7) Steadied start, keen in rear, headway 3f out, led over 1f out, ran on readily, won at Ripon 1m 4f ldy hcp 0-65 (6) hvy in Jun beating Politbureau (9-9) by 3l, 11 ran.
Tiger Webb 28-1 (8-10) Held up mid-division and keen, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 7, 31l behind Union Island (9-9) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Jun.
Jack Dawkins (USA) 7-2 (9-12) Led 1f, tracked leader, led well over 3f out, ridden and headed 1f out, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 4, 1 1/4l behind La Estrella (10-0) at Southwell 1m 4f clm stks (5) fbs in May.
Scamperdale 20-1 (9-3) Missed break, behind, driven over 3f out, never dangerous, 6th of 8, 9l behind Landaman (9-13) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Strike Force 16-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, went 2nd well over 1f out led briefly inside final furlong, ran on but not pace of winner, 2nd of 11, 1 1/2l behind The High Man (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jun.
Tribal Myth (IRE) 15-2 (8-5) Dwelt, soon chased leaders, lost place over 4f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, no impression, 4th of 8, 5l behind Landaman (9-13) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Flag Of Glory 12-1 (9-2) Behind, some late headway, never dangerous, 7th of 10, 3l behind Imprimis Tagula (10-0) at Lingfield 7f Ladies Handicap (0-75) (4yo+) (5) pol in May.
Falcon's Reign (FR) 14-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden to lead narrowly over 1f out, stayed on gamely, won at Lingfield 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Jun beating Musically (8-8) by shd, 11 ran.
Cosmic Moon 6-1 (8-4) Held up, headway 3f out, challenged over 2f out, led over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jun beating The Lodge Road (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Pilgrim Dancer (IRE) 33-1 (9-7) Raced stand side always in rear, 17th of 19, 11l behind Novalist (9-4) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Jun.
Pertuis (IRE) 50-1 (7-12) Always towards rear, 14th of 15, 48l behind Rio's Rosanna (9-6) at York 1m 4f app hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Jun.