Black Vale's form at Southwell is much better than his efforts on the Polytrack and he's beaten both Camatini and May Whi on the Fibresand recently. HOWZ THE FAMILY makes more appeal given his latest third at this venue and Tom Dascombe's colt gets the nod with scope for further improvement. The remainder have plenty to find on today's terms and on recent form though Vodka Chaser finished well ahead of Vision Of Rome when runner-up over 6f here last time.
Black Vale (IRE) 5-2 (8-12) Led, driven 2f out, soon ridden, kept on until headed and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 5, 1l behind Stoney Quine (8-10) at Southwell 7f 2yo clm stks (6) fbs in Nov.
Howz The Family (IRE) 2-1 (9-0) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 4, 4 1/2l behind Slinky Mcvelvet (8-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo clm stks (6) pol in Nov.
May Whi (IRE) 6-4fav (8-12) Chased leader until 3f out, chased leaders, lost 3rd over 1f out, no extra, 6th of 7, 7l behind Black Vale (8-12) at Southwell 7f 2yo sell stks (6) fbs in Nov.
Camatini (IRE) 10-1 (8-2) Chased leaders, went 2nd 3f out, ridden and hung left from 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Black Vale (8-12) at Southwell 7f 2yo sell stks (6) fbs in Nov.
Jaeger Connoisseur (IRE) 8-1 (8-3) Behind, some late headway, never nearer, 6th of 9, 7l behind Poetic Choice (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Trinity Lorraine (IRE) 14-1 (8-1) Chased leaders on outside, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 8, 18l behind Fiftyshadesfreed (9-6) at Kempton 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Vision Of Rome 9-4fav (8-7) Tracked leaders, lost place over 2f out, last of 5, 18l behind Little Big Man (8-7) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo sell stks (6) pol in Nov.
Vodka Chaser (IRE) 7-2 (8-7) Chased leaders, outpaced before halfway, headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 2nd of 5, 4l behind Little Big Man (8-7) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo sell stks (6) pol in Nov.