Fortunate Bid posted a better effort over C&D last time and could be in the firing-line while Sottovoce separated a couple of modest efforts with short-head defeat at Lingfield and he, too, may figure if in the same mood today. LOYAL N TRUSTED has yet to win but after finishing runner-up over a mile here last week, he may finally have dropped to a winning mark and gets the nod and can confirm running with fourth-placed Kielty's Folly. Jonnie Skull and Fault make most appeal of the remainder.
Daddyow 20-1 (9-13) Towards rear, headway on outer over 3f out, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 8, 15l behind Kingscombe (8-13) at Southwell 7f mdn auc stks (6) fbs.
Sottovoce 7-2 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 7l behind Prince Of Sorrento (9-7) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Fortunate Bid (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, headway on wide outside over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, finished well, not reach winner, 3rd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Intiqaal (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Loyal N Trusted 5-1 (9-3) In rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, just held, 2nd of 10, nk behind Mr Chocolate Drop (9-6) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Kielty's Folly 13-2 (9-5) Led 1f, chased leaders, every chance 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Mr Chocolate Drop (9-6) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Yungaburra (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Taken to post early, raced wide in touch, ridden and weakened 2f out, last of 13, 13l behind Towy Boy (8-9) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Bilko Pak (IRE) 40-1 (8-5) Dwelt, in rear, effort over 2f out, soon ridden, never able to challenge, 9th of 12, 12l behind Black Cadillac (9-2) at Kempton 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Jonnie Skull (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Took keen hold, led, headed over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 6, 25l behind Carnac (9-10) at Southwell 1m 6f app hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) fbs.
Fault 10-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, soon eased, 9th of 11, 6l behind Land Hawk (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Bold Diva 6-1 (8-7) Dwelt in rear, headway 3f out, ridden and short of room over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 9, 15l behind Rub Of The Relic (9-1) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Coastal Passage 9-1 (9-0) In touch, pushed along over 3f out, weakened well over 1f out, 8th of 11, 11l behind Beachwood Bay (8-7) at Southwell 6f stks 0-55 (6) fbs in Dec.
Scommettitrice (IRE) 28-1 (8-11) Always towards rear, never on terms, 11th of 17, 15l behind Valmina (9-6) at Bath 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gs.