This is a very competitive handicap, with Alpine Special, Peak Park and Newtonian all having strong claims, however we will take on chance with Box Builder. Hughie Morrison's eight-year-old hasn't raced for almost a year, but the trainer has no problems getting horses fit after a long lay off. He put in some excellent performances here last season, including a victory here over the two mile trip. He starts this campaign on a very fair mark and looks the one to be on. Alpine Special returned from a break to finish a gallant third behind Bubbling Fun last week. He should improve for the run and rates a big danger. Peak Park won well here last time and should be in the shake up again over this shorter trip. Meanwhile Newtonian cannot be easily dismissed having won smoothly over a mile and half here earlier this month. So all in all a very tricky event and Box Builder is a sporting selection.
Madiba 40-1 In touch, ridden and headway 5f out, hampered over 1f out, lost place and no further impression, 8th of 12, 9l behind Dower House at W'hampton 1m 4f hcp (D2) pol.
Serjeant At Arms (IRE) 25-1 Chased leaders until lost place 8f out, 9th of 12, 8l behind Sainte Just at W'hampton 1m 4f hcp (E3) pol in Jan.
Solomon's Mine (USA) 16-1 Led to 3f out, stayed in touch until weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 9l behind Garden Society at Lingfield 2m hcp (D2) pol.
Vanbrugh (FR) 3-1fav Held up in mid-division, headway over 3f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon edged left, ran on final furlong, won at Southwell 2m amt hcp (E3) fbs beating Sadler's Cove by 9l, 9 ran.
Mac Han (IRE) 16-1 Behind, trailing before halfway, kept on from over 3f out, 8th of 20, 12l behind Stormy Larissa at Curragh 1m 2f app hcp gs in Oct.
Box Builder 3-1jt-fav Tracked leaders, pushed along 4f out, ridden over 3f out, effort over 1f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Victory Quest at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-80 (D) fbs in Feb '04.
Broughton Knows 11-2 Took keen hold, prominent, hard ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 16, 5l behind Duelling Banjos at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp (E3) std.
Peak Park (USA) 7-4fav Chased leaders, ridden to lead well over 1f out, kept on well, won at Southwell 2m hcp (F4) fbs beating Simon's Seat by 2 1/2l, 9 ran.
Alpine Special (IRE) 14-1 Keen, chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, not quicken inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Bubbling Fun at W'hampton 1m 4f app hcp (D3) pol.
All Bleevable 7-2 Chased leaders, ridden to chase winner over 2f out, driven and joined winner post, won at Southwell 1m 6f stk (H5) fbs deadheating with True To Yourself , 11 ran.
Newtonian (USA) 6-4fav Held up in rear, ridden and headway over 3f out, led entering final furlong, ridden and ran on, won at Southwell 1m 4f mdn stk (D3) fbs beating Charlie Kennet by 3l, 8 ran.