GREAT KNIGHT is the selection in the finale with Cape of Storms and Imperial Djay the most obvious dangers on the formbook. The selection looked to have lost his way with William Haggas but seems to have turned over a new leaf since joining Sylvester Kirk. The gelding will be making his Southwell debut today and can prosper if this is a truly run contest, and with Trinculo in the pack, that appears likely. Cape Of Storms is a regular at this track and was far from disgraced over seven furlongs. The six-year-old reserves his best for this trip so is worthy of respect. Imperial Djay appears to be running a little more consistently of late though does need to reverse form with our selection in order to land this prize. In a race where winning form is in short supply, Great Knight is taken to post a follow up success.
Great Knight (IRE) 6-1 (8-10) Held up, headway over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at W'hampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Feb beating Imperial Djay (8-12) by 2l, 10 ran.
Owed 28-1 (9-0) Raced wide, mid-division, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 13, 41l behind Captain Macarry (9-3) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Dec.
Billy Hot Rocks (IRE) 18-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, outpaced, 5th of 6, 12l behind Grimes Faith (8-12) at Southwell 5f sll (6) fbs in Feb.
Cheery Cat (USA) (9-4) behind Zennerman (8-12) at Chester 1m app hcp (6) sft in Aug, 15 ran.
Cape of Storms 11-1 (8-11) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, stayed on final furlong, 3rd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Mocha Java (8-3) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Feb.
Wiltshire (IRE) 16-1 (9-8) In rear, ridden halfway, stayed on final 2f, 3rd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Ballycroy Boy (9-8) at Southwell 6f sll (6) fbs in Feb.
Lytton 10-1 (9-0) Dwelt, never dangerous, 7th of 8, 11l behind Desperate Dan (9-0) at W'hampton 5f sll (6) pol in Feb.
Imperial Djay (IRE) 9-2 (8-12) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on to take 2nd inside final furlong, no chance, 2nd of 10, 2l behind Great Knight (8-10) at W'hampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Feb.
Trinculo (IRE) 40-1 (7-13) Led, ridden and headed just inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 9, 7l behind Blue Tomato (8-6) at W'hampton 6f clm (6) pol.
Gracie's Gift (IRE) 9-2 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 6th of 14, 6l behind The Grey One (8-5) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-50 (6) pol in Oct.
Diminuto 16-1 (8-12) With leaders, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 6th of 12, 3l behind Many Welcomes (8-11) at W'hampton 6f hcp 0-50 (6) pol in Feb.
Princess Charlmane (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, soon driven and weakened, 12th of 13, 15l behind Admiral Bond (9-0) at Southwell 5f mdn stk (5) fbs in Dec.
Briannsta (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Keen, led, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 4th of 14, 2l behind Fun In The Sun (9-3) at Lingfield 7f hcp (6) pol in Feb.
Charlie Allnut 16-1 (8-8) Tracked leader, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, headed well inside and no extra, 3rd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Straight Face (8-12) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-50 (6) fbs.