Loyal Royal arrives on the back of a win at Lingfield, while Espy went close over C&D last month and should figure. Avonlini is not without claims and Francis Albert finished a respectable fifth under today's amateur in a similar event here in January. ITSTHURSDAYALREADY has won at Southwell this year, but was beaten less than length over C&D on his penultimate start and he gets the nod partnered by Becky Brisbourne, who has won three times from only five rides at this track.
Loyal Royal (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Dwelt in rear, ridden and headway on inside approaching final furlong, driven and stayed on to lead post, won at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar beating Far View (9-7) by nk, 10 ran.
Espy 10-1 (9-1) Dwelt held up, headway over 1f out, ridden and every chance well inside final furlong, 2nd of 11, hd behind Powerful Pierre (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
Dispol Grand (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) In rear, never near leaders, 8th of 13, 5l behind Shawkantango (8-13) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Feb.
Itsthursdayalready 4-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, effort and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 2l behind Downhill Skier (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Mushy Peas (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, 4th of 11, 1 1/4l behind Florio Vincitore (9-2) at Lingfield 7f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Avonlini 9-2fav (8-13) Led, headed 3f out, led 2f out, headed well inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Dickie Le Davoir (8-10) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Mar.
Francis Albert 10-1 (9-5) Pressed leader, led 3f out, ridden and headed 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Royal Bajan (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Muqalad (IRE) 7-1 (8-10) Awkward and went right start, in touch, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 3l behind Dickie Le Davoir (9-1) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Mar.
Boga (IRE) 50-1 (9-4) Keen held up, not troubled leaders, 6th of 9, 5l behind Bonnie Prince Blue (10-0) at Lingfield 6f sell stks (6) pol in Mar.
Karate Queen 25-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, soon ridden, no impression over 1f out, 5th of 11, 9l behind Eastern Hills (9-0) at Beverley 1m app stks (6) gd in Sep.
Cocktail Party (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, kept on final furlong, not trouble leaders, 6th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Lucky Art (8-4) at Southwell 5f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs in Mar.
Place The Duchess 33-1 (8-8) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, keeping on when short of room inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 4l behind Lucky Art (8-4) at Southwell 5f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs in Mar.
Leahness (IRE) 66-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, losing place when hampered on inside well over 2f out, never on terms after, 8th of 12, 9l behind Vertumnus (8-5) at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp (0-50) (7) pol in Feb.