BLUE SONIC made her handicap debut over this track and trip last month where she ran well to finish runner-up to Secret City. She's only been raised 1lb and can take this as she wasn't beaten far behind Clumber Place here on Saturday when Irish-based Elusive Gent finished down the field. Ivy Port has become something of a Southwell specialist and both career victories have come there but Jay Kay looked suited by some give at Ffos Las last week, his first start for over a year. Mr Bounty is trained on the Curragh and won at Kempton on his only previous start in the UK so has to be respected.
Mr Bounty 8-1 (9-8) Disputed early, soon chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden 2f out, under pressure in 4th 1 1/2f out, soon no extra, 12th of 14, 14l behind Artful Artist (9-1) at Down Royal 7f hcp 47-65 gd in May.
Ivy Port 16-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon every chance, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 9, hd behind Maiden Approach (9-1) at Redcar 1m flls hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Blue Sonic 9-2 (8-10) Awkwardly away, held up, took keen hold, pushed along over 2f out, switched right over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 5th of 7, 1 3/4l behind Clumber Place (8-12) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Bay Street Belle 11-1 (9-5) Went left and dwelt start, towards rear, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 1f out, soon eased, last of 7, 34l behind Bearskin (8-11) at Ripon 6f mdn hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jul.
Plunder 33-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 12th of 16, 19l behind Kimbali (9-1) at Beverley 7f sell stks (6) gf in Jul.
Elusive Gent (IRE) 6-1 (8-10) Reared start, always behind and never a factor, 9th of 10, 12l behind Ewell Place (9-13) at Ayr 1m app hcp (6) gs.
Jay Kay 8-1 (8-9) Close 5th on inside, pushed along over 3f out, headway and staying on same pace in 5th and hanging left when switched right over 1f out, stayed on into 3rd inside final furlong, never going pace of 1st 2, 3rd of 13, 2 1/4l behind Appyjack (9-0) at Ffos Las 1m hcp 0-55 (6) gs.
Mrs Gorsky 33-1 (8-3) Chased leaders stand side, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 9, 15l behind Spring Bird (9-7) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Shiftin Bobbins 12-1 (8-8) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 1 3/4l behind Her Red Devil (8-7) at Hamilton 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jul.