Dancing Freddy and Thorpe Bay have both been running well at Southwell of late, though the former has the better record on Turf, hence today's 10lb higher mark. A multiple winner on the all-weather, Electric Qatar is without a win on this surface but Dark Lane scored off a higher mark at Chepstow last year and could figure. Hamilton winner Manatee Bay is 6lb higher on his return to action, but slight preference goes to WINDFORPOWER as he bids for hat-trick of victories having ended last year with a double over today's minimum trip.
Dancing Freddy (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Taken to post early, led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 9, 11l behind Doctor Hilary (8-8) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Cardinal 25-1 (9-2) Towards rear, never a factor, 10th of 13, 10l behind Discussiontofollow (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
See The Storm 16-1 (9-3) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, last of 8, 6l behind Grace Hull (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Exotic Guest 33-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 9l behind Foxy Music (9-4) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Electric Qatar 12-1 (8-8) Close up, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 13, 17l behind King Bertie (8-11) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Mar.
Thorpe Bay 11-8fav (9-0) Tracked winner, ridden over 1f out, lost 2nd and stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Desert Strike (9-6) at Wolverhampton 5f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Windforpower (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) Went left start, mid-division, closed 3f out, led inside final furlong, just held on, won at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Oct beating Keep It Dark (9-7) by ns, 13 ran.
Dark Lane 7-1 (9-2) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 9, 1l behind Cadmium Loch (8-11) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Boxing Shadows 16-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, last of 10, 12l behind Foxy Music (9-4) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Manatee Bay 2-1fav (8-11) Dwelt, mid-division, ridden over 1f out, soon headway, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Fol Hollow (9-3) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep.
Shillito 16-1 (9-5) Raced alone near side, never on terms, 11th of 12, 25l behind Adiator (8-10) at Redcar 6f mdn stks (5) sft in Oct.
See Clearly 25-1 (9-2) In touch, ridden halfway, weakened final furlong, 12th of 17, 11l behind Megaleka (8-10) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Nov.
Mey Blossom 50-1 (8-12) Went right start, prominent, ridden over 2f out, one pace entering final furlong, no extra final 100 yards, 6th of 10, 3l behind Street Power (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Prince Of Passion (CAN) 5-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Doctor Hilary (8-8) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.