Sir Geoffrey has been in fine form at Southwell of late but has won off higher marks at this track in the past. However, IFFRANESIA is also a course and distance winner and is taken to reverse last week's one-length defeat at the hands of Sir Geoffrey as Robert Cowell's charge can re-oppose on better terms today. Master Of Disguise finished third in the above race is another with claims on revised terms but Novabridge is finding it hard to get his head in front these days and Rise To Glory also looks high enough in the weights.
Sir Geoffrey (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Made all, hard ridden when strongly challenged over 1f out, ran on strongly, won at Southwell 5f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Jan beating Iffranesia (9-6) by 1l, 10 ran.
Novabridge 9-4fav (9-7) In touch, lost place over 1f out, 5th of 10, 2l behind Pharoh Jake (8-13) at Lingfield 5f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Iffranesia (FR) 10-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, stayed on well, never reached winner, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Sir Geoffrey (9-0) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Jan.
Master Of Disguise 14-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden disputing well held 2nd inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 11, 4l behind I'll Be Good (8-9) at Wolverhampton 5f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Rise To Glory (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Prominent, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened, last of 10, 12l behind Lujeanie (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Little Choosey 14-1 (8-9) Soon outpaced, weakened over 2f out, last of 9, 15l behind Dilgura (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol in Oct.