This is a moderate contest to get proceedings underway at Southwell with only one of the 14 runners, TENANCY, having been successful in their last six starts and he may be good enough to maintain that record, getting the vote over Vanatina and Stoneacre Chris. The last mentioned remains a maiden after 10 starts but Peter Grayson's filly has been running well without winning and should be thereabouts again in a poor contest. Out of India ran better here last time and has slipped to a fair mark but she is far from consistent, while Charlotte Grey has done most of her racing on the Polytrack but has run reasonable well on three previous runs on the Fibresand so he has to be considered. Northern Chorus has slipped to a decent mark but he has only won once from 27 starts, while Rossini Byline is less exposed than most of these after just six starts but she probably needs to improve. Mark Brisbourne's Vanatina has run creditably in her last two starts here and she has to be considered but preference is for Tenancy. Richard Guest's gelding put some disappointing efforts behind him when successful at Musselburgh two starts ago and, with the yard's runners continuing in good form, he looks the most likely winner.
Rossini Byline (IRE) 11-1 (8-10) Switched left soon after start to inside rail, ridden 2f out, no impression, 9th of 13, 9l behind Cryptonite Diamond (8-11) at Brighton 6f 3yo hcp (6) gf in Aug.
Tenancy (IRE) 14-1 (8-4) Raced wide, keen in touch, ridden well over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 8th of 11, 16l behind Efisio Princess (8-5) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs.
Charlotte Grey 13-2 (8-5) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, driven and weakened final furlong, last of 10, 13l behind Hurricane Coast (8-12) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-50 (6) pol in Oct.
Out of India 16-1 (9-0) Mounted on track, keen, led 2f, tracked leader after, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 14, 4l behind Megalo Maniac (8-12) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-50 (6) fbs.
Stoneacre Chris (USA) 14-1 (8-5) Behind, stayed on from over 1f out, 4th of 12, 6l behind Note Perfect (8-5) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-60 (6) hvy in Oct.
Riverhill (IRE) 25-1 (8-6) Chased leader, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 11th of 13, 19l behind Having A Ball (9-2) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Northern Chorus (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furong, 9th of 14, 11l behind Whozart (11-3) at Catterick 5f amt hcp (6) gd in Oct.
Gone'n'dunnett (IRE) 33-1 (8-5) Mid-division, lost place halfway, 10th of 14, 12l behind Doric Lady (8-10) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Tadlil 22-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 11, 6l behind Djalalabad (9-0) at Kempton 7f hcap (6) pol in Sept.
Geordie Dancer (IRE) 16-1 (8-2) Led and soon clear, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, soon weakened, last of 4, 5l behind Obe Brave (9-7) at Hamilton 6f clm (6) gs in Sept.
Head To Head (IRE) 50-1 (7-11) Jumped left at start, always in rear, 7th of 11, 5l behind Incomparable (8-11) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Nabra 66-1 (8-0) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, never on terms, 8th of 11, 11l behind Tilsworth Charlie (9-0) at Thirsk 6f hcap (5) gf in Jul.
Vanatina (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, led well over 1f out, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 6l behind Salerosa (8-12) at Southwell 1m mdn aut stk (6) fbs.
Union Jack Jackson (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 21l behind Mandalay King (8-6) at Hamilton 6f app hcp (6) gs in Jul.