Monte Cassino's recent C&D victory was his first win in 32 starts so it's difficult to see him following up off a higher mark, while though Bird Dog won his maiden over track and trip earlier this month with Bint Elnadim behind he was well beaten over 5f here back in handicap company last week. Fluctuation finished second the last time he raced at this track in October and could figure but the vote goes to NAFA. A winner at Ayr in August, she went close over the minimum trip here a week ago and is well worth another try over today's extra furlong.
Beachwood Bay 4-1 (8-7) Soon outpaced towards rear, some headway centre over 2f out, soon beaten, last of 9, 8l behind Two Turtle Doves (9-4) at Chepstow 5f app hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Aug.
Bint Elnadim (IRE) 50-1 (9-1) Always in rear, last of 12, 25l behind Eastward Ho (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol.
Bird Dog 10-1 (8-5) Prominent, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 11, 5l behind Wreningham (9-1) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Bridge Valley 12-1 (9-2) Behind, outpaced over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 9, 6l behind Monsieur Pontaven (8-11) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Cheers 20-1 (9-2) Held up, struggling over 2f out, never in contention, 7th of 9, 9l behind Silver Wind (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Coastal Passage 33-1 (9-4) Always in rear, tailed off final 3f, last of 13, 46l behind St Oswald (9-7) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Douze Points (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Always in rear, ridden and struggling 3f out, last of 9, 30l behind Yourinthewill (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Fluctuation (IRE) 4-1 (8-7) Dwelt, held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 9th of 11, 11l behind Orpens Peach (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Jay Jays Joy 25-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, headway over 3f out, soon chasing leaders, stayed on same pace from over 1f out, 3rd of 12, 6l behind Ace Master (9-1) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Madam Isshe 16-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 10, 6l behind Sandwith (9-0) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Monte Cassino (IRE) 40-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, effort on inside over 3f out, led entering final furlong, ridden out, won at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs beating Greenhead High (9-5) by 3/4l, 13 ran.
Morermaloke 14-1 (9-4) Held up mid-division on outer, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 12th of 13, 14l behind The Tatling (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Nafa (IRE) 17-2 (9-2) Tracked leaders, led halfway, ridden and headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Sandwith (9-0) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Odd Ball (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, always behind, 9th of 10, 16l behind First Blade (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in May.