The veteran Vainglory has obviously deteriorated but is 10lb lower than his last winning mark and will turn up one of these days. Mishrif is now a Southwell specialist but ran well the last time he performed on this track, while Nifty Kier has won on his last two visits to the track and has to be on the shortlist. FRONTLINE PHANTOM (NAP) went to Doncaster on Saturday for an apprentice handicap and duly obliged. He arrives here with no penalty and this looks no tougher so he can complete a quick double. Ela Goog La Mou gained her only victory on this track and has generally performed well here so should be considered from her lowly mark.
Mishrif (USA) 10-1 (9-8) Slowly away outpaced, ridden 3f out, never near leaders, 5th of 8, 20l behind Pearl Nation (9-9) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-85 (4) fbs.
Vainglory (USA) 11-2 (9-9) Raced wide towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 7, 3l behind Ski Lift (8-11) at Yarmouth 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Hydrant 15-2 (9-3) Tracked leader, joined leader 3f out, ridden to lead 2f out, edged right and headed inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Ski Lift (8-11) at Yarmouth 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Patriotic (IRE) 16-1 (9-13) Held up, headway over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 8, 21l behind Pearl Nation (9-9) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-85 (4) fbs.
Frontline Phantom (IRE) 6-1 (8-10) In touch on outside, headway to lead over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on final furlong, won at Doncaster 1m 2f app hcp (5) gd beating Lexington Bay (9-12) by 2 1/2l, 12 ran.
Ela Goog La Mou 9-2 (8-3) Held up, headway 3f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Handheld (9-2) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Nifty Kier 7-1 (8-12) Led after 1f, clear over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, driven and all out, won at Yarmouth 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) gs beating Hot Mustard (9-13) by nk, 7 ran.