Slowmo has won here in the past but is proving best at Southwell and finished in front of Lorna Cole when second at the latter track last month having earlier beaten Scale Force when winning on the Fibresand. LONGROOM is preferred on this surface having scored off a similar mark at Newcastle in November and he should have the beating of Indian Pursuit on collateral form. It Must Be Faith struggled drawn on the outside here a fortnight ago but had been in good form over 6f before that.
Drakefell (IRE) 18-5 (8-12) Led, headed halfway, ridden and weakened approaching final furlong, 5th of 6, 5 3/4l behind Mulzim (9-7) at Southwell 5f hcp (4) pol in Jan.
Slowmo (IRE) 4-1 (8-9) Tracked winner, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 2nd of 7, 1 3/4l behind King Of Stars (9-5) at Southwell 5f hcp (4) pol in Jan.
Longroom 20-1 (9-2) Tracked clear leader until ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Loulin (8-7) at Newcastle 5f hcp (5) pol in Jan.
Lorna Cole (IRE) 9-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, pushed along and every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Gossip (9-3) at Southwell 5f hcp (6) pol in Jan.
It Must Be Faith 10-1 (9-7) Towards rear, very wide and headway to track leaders halfway, weakened 2f out, last of 11, 19 1/2l behind Lady Quickstep (9-11) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Indian Pursuit (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Led, ridden and joined over 1f out, headed towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Buy Me Back (9-7) at Lingfield 5f hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Scale Force 14-1 (9-6) Raced near side of group, chased winner until 2f out, 3rd and one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 1l behind Qaaraat (9-7) at Southwell 5f hcp (6) pol in Jan.