FLYING PICKETS separated poor runs at Wolverhampton with a couple of victories over 7f at this track. Alan McCabe's charge gets the nod back on the Fibresand as he beat Adranian last time and a line through that rival gives him the beating of Whisky Bravo. The latter has won twice here this month and another bold bid is expected from him, while Sunny Side Up makes her Fibresand debut after scoring at Wolverhampton last time with subsequent winner M J Woodward behind. Faraway is another recent Polytrack winner having his first start on this surface.
Whisky Bravo 5-6fav (9-4) Tracked leader, led over 1f out, ridden out, readily, won at Southwell 6f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) fbs beating Adranian (9-5) by 1 3/4l, 4 ran.
Flying Pickets (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Pushed along leaving stalls, in rear, ridden 3f out, never near leaders, 6th of 8, 23l behind Karma Chameleon (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol.
Faraway 2-5fav (8-3) In touch, headway when not much room over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon ridden, ran well inside final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo clm stks (5) pol beating I'm Still The Man (8-11) by 7l, 5 ran.
Adranian (IRE) 2-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, headway halfway, soon chasing leaders, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 8, 13l behind Flying Pickets (8-13) at Southwell 7f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) fbs.
First Bid 11-1 (9-2) Outpaced, never a factor, 5th of 6, 9l behind Whisky Bravo (9-1) at Southwell 5f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) fbs.
Man Of My Word 10-11fav (9-6) Led, pushed along 3f out, soon headed, kept on one pace and lost 2 places close home, 4th of 6, 13l behind Chrissycross (9-2) at Southwell 1m 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) fbs.
Sunny Side Up (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Chased leadrs, went 2nd travelling well 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, held on, all out, won at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Songbird Blues (8-4) by hd, 10 ran.
M J Woodward 5-1 (7-12) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, driven out, won at Southwell 5f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) fbs beating Wicked Wench (9-1) by 1/2l, 6 ran.