POSITIVITY was beaten three lengths by Almahaza, who has since won again, when runner-up over C&D last time. However, she finished well clear off the rest of the field and Bryan Smart's mare looks set for a return to winning ways. She's preferred to Noble Attitude, who stepped up on her recent efforts to finish third behind On The Cusp here a fortnight ago, while Nevada Desert, Flores Sea and Archilini all have something to find with the selection on latest running. Naledi did better at Wolverhampton last week but has so far saved his best for that track.
Gracelightening 16-1 (9-9) Keen tracked winner until 6f out, tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, 5th of 6, 14l behind Flying Phoenix (8-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Chez Vrony 33-1 (9-2) Took keeen hold, in touch on inside, switched right well over 1f out, not clear run on inside over 1f out, switched left and soon no impression, 11th of 14, 14l behind Noah Jameel (8-6) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Positivity 13-2 (8-12) Soon led, clear 3f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 11, 4l behind Almahaza (9-7) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Nevada Desert (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Keen in touch, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 11, 10l behind Almahaza (9-7) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Prince Samos (IRE) 50-1 (9-6) Soon led, headed 7f out, ridden over 3f out, weakening when not much room 2f out, 10th of 11, 28l behind Tufton (9-6) at Redcar 1m 2f clm stks (6) gf in Jul '09.
Sion Hill (IRE) 50-1 (8-11) Always behind, 10th of 11, 21l behind Penrod Ballantyne (9-0) at Southwell 7f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs in Jan.
Flores Sea (USA) 66-1 (9-1) Dwelt, always in rear, last of 11, 29l behind Almahaza (9-7) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Chichen Daawe 13-2 (10-6) Mid-division, weakened over 3f out, 9th of 12, 14l behind Jackie Kiely (10-9) at Southwell 1m 3f am hcp 0-52 (6) fbs.
Silca Meydan 9-1 (10-7) Keen, led, headed 9f out, tracked leader until 3f out, weakened 2f out, 11th of 12, 21l behind Jackie Kiely (10-9) at Southwell 1m 3f am hcp 0-52 (6) fbs.
Westport 25-1 (8-11) Close up, ridden to chase winner over 3f out until over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 10, 12l behind On The Cusp (8-7) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-52 (6) fbs.
Cause For Applause (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) In rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on, not trouble leaders, 7th of 13, 9l behind Duneen Dream (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Noble Attitude 7-4fav (8-7) Raced wide tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner over 2f out, until inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 1 3/4l behind On The Cusp (8-7) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-52 (6) fbs.
Archilini 7-1 (8-3) Slowly into stride, soon in touch, pushed along over 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 6, 12l behind Almahaza (9-6) at Southwell 1m app hcp (0-58) (6) fbs.
Naledi 17-2 (8-4) Raced keen, tracked leader until 3f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Petomic (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp (0-58) (6) pol.