Everything here points to success for SOLICITOR, who won't be much of a price but should be too good for Bubber and Dandarrell. Southwell is comfortably the best of the artificial surfaces for trainer Mark Johnston, who has a superb 30 per cent strike rate here over the past five seasons, and he has bettered that with one winner from just two runners here since the current winter campaign began. He also has a very good strike rate here with his juveniles, which augurs well for the chance of Solicitor, who ran green but with plenty of promise on his Yarmouth debut, and should come on plenty for that smart effort and looks good enough here. Richard Fahey's Bubber is also likely to show a fair bit more than a moderate enough Catterick debut. That was on soft ground, and she handled it well, and this surface may well suit, while the step up in trip looks a positive. Dandarrell performed with credit, also with cut in the ground, at Doncaster earlier in the month and is another potential improver for both the run and today's longer trip. With the remainder all appearing to have to make significant improvements on what we have seen to get involved at the business end, we will take Solicitor to lay down the law.
Admiral Breese 33-1 (9-3) Raced wide, in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened and hung left approaching final 2f, 11th of 16, 18l behind Green Lightning (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft.
Crystal Glass 50-1 (9-3) Behind and outpaced, 12th of 14, 30l behind London Gold (9-3) at Doncaster 6f 2yo mdn (4) sft.
Dandarrell 28-1 (8-12) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, one pace, 5th of 14, 5l behind London Gold (9-3) at Doncaster 6f 2yo mdn (4) sft.
Honoured (IRE) 22-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, always in rear, 9th of 10, 13l behind Chardonnay (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct.
Inshaallah 100-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 13, 18l behind Psychic Ability (9-0) at Nottingham 1m mdn stks (4) gd in Oct.
Pobs Trophy Umistim gelding out of Admonish.
Solicitor 20-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance from over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 4l behind Commissionaire (9-3) at Yarmouth 1m 2yo mdn (5) gd in Oct.
Bubber (IRE) 6-1 (8-12) Close up, chased winner until 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 11, 9l behind Revelator (9-3) at Catterick 6f 2yo mdn aut (6) sft in Oct.
Chardonnay Star (IRE) 40-1 (9-0) Always behind, badly outpaced, last of 8, 28l behind Ananda Kanda (8-9) at Haydock 6f 2yo stks (5) hvy in May.