UPPER LAMBOURN won over 6f here last time, but today's shorter trip is no problem as he's already scored twice over C&D. Jamie Osborne's colt looks the one to beat in this company as he had Incomparable well behind on his latest start and a line through the latter also gives him the beating of Soopacal. Bookiesindex Boy had a below par Grudge behind when a well beaten sixth at this track last week, while Luscivious and Royal Intruder arrive out of sorts and are hard to recommend.
Upper Lambourn (IRE) 15-2 (9-6) Slowly into stride, mid-division, headway on inner over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, ran on to lead inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Southwell 6f hacp 0-70 (5) fbs beating Mazovian (8-8) by 1l, 12 ran.
Bookiesindex Boy 7-1 (8-8) Outpaced, some headway far side over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 9, 7l behind Ghostwing (9-7) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Luscivious 9-2 (9-7) Chased leaders, headway halfway, hung left entering final furlong, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 5l behind Cadeaux Pearl (9-6) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Dec.
Royal Intruder 16-1 (9-1) Led until over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 24l behind Ingleby Arch (8-9) at Southwell 7f clm stks (6) fbs in Dec.
Soopacal (IRE) 7-4fav (8-2) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 13, 2l behind Global Village (8-7) at Southwell 6f clm stks (6) fbs in Dec.
Grudge 14-1 (8-12) Started slowly, outpaced, last of 9, 29l behind Ghostwing (9-7) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Incomparable 7-1 (9-1) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 12, 6l behind Upper Lambourn (9-6) at Southwell 6f hacp 0-70 (5) fbs.