Kingaroo won twice over 1m4f last November but has ran below par in three starts since and has already dropped back to a winning mark as a result. Silent Lucidity has improved for the recent step up to 2m and can figure but the vote goes to TIVERS SONG. He had Carnac and Mojeerr well behind when a close-up second over 1m4f here last time and can go one better over this longer trip. Novestar has the past form to figure but has yet to show his best in three starts since returning from a lengthy absence.
Kingaroo (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Led narrowly, headed over 4f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 5th of 7, 31l behind Dontpaytheferryman (10-1) at Southwell 1m 4f app hcp 0-65 (6) fbs.
Novestar (IRE) 40-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 13, 13l behind Black Coffee (9-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Silent Lucidity (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Chased leaders effort on inside over 2f out, hung left over 1f out, no impression on leading duo, lost 3rd towards finish, 4th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Delorain (8-5) at Southwell 2m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Mojeerr 14-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, pushed along 8f out, ridden over 4f out, soon lost place, 7th of 11, 19l behind Magic Haze (9-10) at Southwell 1m 4f app hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Carnac (IRE) 9-2 (9-1) Mid-division on inner, pushed along over 7f out, kept on from over 1f out, 4th of 11, 11l behind Magic Haze (9-10) at Southwell 1m 4f app hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Tivers Song (USA) 8-1 (9-1) Led, ridden and headed well over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Magic Haze (9-10) at Southwell 1m 4f app hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Davana 4-1 (8-4) Tracked winner until ridden over 8f out, soon lost place, not a danger after, 5th of 8, 13l behind Juwireya (9-1) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Dec.
Laura Land 33-1 (8-9) Held up in touch, ridden and took closer order 3f out, no extra final furlong, 5th of 13, 12l behind Lord Lansing (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Solo Choice 50-1 (9-8) Outpaced in rear, never a factor, 6th of 7, well behind Lay Claim (9-3) at Southwell 1m 4f mdn stks (5) fbs in Dec.
Carlton Mac 100-1 (9-6) Mid-division, lost place and quickly dropped to rear after 6f, tailed off halfway, 12th of 13, well behind Zed Candy (10-1) at Southwell 2m am hcp 0-65 (6) fbs.
Antoella (IRE) 20-1 (8-5) In rear, headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, 5th of 9, 11l behind Hunters Belt (9-6) at Southwell 1m 4f app hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Nov.