It will be interesting to see how Flower Haven performs back on the flat having been running well over hurdles of late but he will need to run well to get the better of confirmed Fibresand performer THREE BOARS, who looks the one to beat with the main danger rated as Budva. Hugh Morrison's gelding is the least exposed of the field with the three-year-old having only raced four times so far, all here at Southwell, and there could be more to come from him stepped up further in trip. Mark Brisbourne's Laura Land has run better on turf of late and has slipped to a fair mark so has to be considered, while it is to be hoped that a return to this surface can bring about an improvement in form for Swords, who has been running below par on the Polytrack at Wolverhampton in recent runs. Mark Johnston's Tilos Gem has only won once from 18 starts and has slipped to a decent mark but is hard to back with confidence given his overall record and a better bet looks to be Three Boars, who can record another course success racing off just a 1lb higher mark than when narrowly beaten by City Stable over course and distance last month.
Red Lancer 50-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden in 3rd 4f out, weakened 3f out, 9th of 13, 29l behind Saborido (8-13) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul.
Tilos Gem (IRE) 9-4fav (8-6) Led until over 10f out, tracked leader until over 2f out, stayed well there under pressure, one pace final furlong, 4th of 6, 3l behind Blazing Desert (8-11) at Sandown 1m 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Three Boars 14-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, driven along on outside over 3f out, headway under pressure over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd close home, not able to reach winner, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind City Stable (9-7) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Jul.
Ferney Boy 12-1 (9-6) Held up in rear, effort over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 7th of 10, 25l behind Jeu De Roseau (8-7) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Mediterranean Sea (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Raced wide intouch, lost place 5f out, 10th of 12, well behind Uncle Keef (9-4) at Yarmouth 2m hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
Swords 12-1 (8-11) Held up in rear, headway 2f out, switched right over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 13, 8l behind Broughtons Point (8-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
Flower Haven 150-1 (9-1) Ridden over 7f out, always towards rear, 7th of 9, 16l behind Theatre Groom (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stk (5) pol in Feb '07.
Transfered (IRE) 50-1 (8-4) Awkward from stalls, in rear, never dangerous, last of 9, 30l behind Bold Adventure (8-9) at Wolverhampton 2m hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Inside Knowledge (USA) 40-1 (8-5) Took keen hold, led, headed over 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 5, 20l behind Chilly Filly (10-0) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Pound Lane (IRE) 200-1 (9-9) Awkwardly away, behind, lost touch 4f out, never dangerous, 7th of 8, 29l behind Opera Gal (8-9) at Warwick 1m 3f mdn stks (5) gf in Jul.
Laura Land 12-1 (8-6) Led 1f, tracked leaders, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong, last of 6, 2 3/4l behind Abulharith (9-2) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-65 (6) fm in Jul.
Budva 7-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders, driven and outpaced over 3f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace final 2f, never on terms, 5th of 9, 8l behind Killusty Fancy (9-0) at Southwell 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Jun.
Melinoise 66-1 (8-12) In rear, never nearer, 9th of 13, 21l behind Sing Sweetly (8-12) at Kempton 1m 4f mdn fll (5) pol in Jul.
Lis Pendens 28-1 (8-3) Awkward leaving stalls, in rear, some headway 2f out, never dangerous, 6th of 8, 12l behind Spice Fair (8-13) at Kempton 2m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul.