Liquid Lover gets the confident vote here with Surdoue and To Be Fare rating the main dangers. The selection has been in good form of late without winning but a reproduction of his latest second behind Bill Bennett sets the standard here and he need only run up to that mark to win this. Surdoue rates the main danger as she beat the selection the last time they met by a head. However on these revised terms the selection should gain his revenge on him. To Be Fare ran well on his first run this season but did not progress as expected last time so he looks opposable on that basis. Yashin hails from a yard in form and could go well at a price but for the winner we return to Liquid Lover who looks handicapped to win.
College Rebel 33-1 (8-9) Chased leader, ridden over 3f out, every chance 1f out, driven and stayed on inside final furlong, 2nd of 13, nk behind Shaheer (8-11) at Southwell 1m 3f mdn clm (7) fbs.
Dextrous 20-1 (8-12) Raced wide, in touch, every chance from over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon headed, 3rd of 12, 6l behind Bill Bennett (8-12) at Southwell 1m 4f banded stk (7) fbs.
Donegal Shore (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) In rear, ridden halfway, some headway 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 13, 5l behind Mad Maurice (9-0) at Southwell 1m banded stk (7) fbs in Jan.
Simply The Guest (IRE) 18-1 (8-12) In touch on inside, ridden and kept on one pace final 3f, 4th of 12, 9l behind Bill Bennett (8-12) at Southwell 1m 4f banded stk (7) fbs.
Surdoue 9-2 (9-0) Made all, ridden and strongly challenged from over 1f out, just held on, won at Southwell 1m 3f banded stk (7) fbs in Jan beating Liquid Lover (8-11) by a hd, 14 ran.
To Be Fare (IRE) 9-2 (8-11) Keen, with leaders, led over 3f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 14, 5l behind Latif (9-1) at Southwell 1m banded stk (7) fbs.
Liquid Lover (IRE) 8-13fav (8-9) Mid-division, improved 4f out, ridden and every chance from over 1f out, ran on, held near finish, 2nd of 12, shd behind Bill Bennett (8-12) at Southwell 1m 4f banded stk (7) fbs.
Yashin (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, soon one pace, 3rd of 14, 7l behind Surdoue (9-0) at Southwell 1m 3f banded stk (7) fbs in Jan.