DAZZLIN BLUEBELL has been in decent form at Southwell of late and should handle today's going. Her rider's 5lb allowance strengthens her case and Tim Easterby's filly gets the nod. Fama Mac has claims on his earlier second at Carlisle while Headstight and Dotty Darroch were both placed on faster ground during the summer. Babyshambles and Angelo Poliziano could figure on their best form and look best of the rest.
Fama Mac 4-1fav (8-9) Raced stand side, chased leaders, every chance over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 15, 5l behind Trust Fund Babe (8-7) at Ripon 6f mdn hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Baybshambles (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) In touch, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 15, 8l behind See Clearly (10-1) at Thirsk 6f ladies hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Aug.
Angelo Poliziano 18-1 (8-10) Held up in rear, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 4l behind Distant Sun (9-2) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Sep.
Headstight (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 5l behind Pavers Star (8-3) at Beverley 5f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.
Military Green (FR) 3-1fav (8-13) Soon ridden along in rear, 10th of 13, 14l behind Jay Kay (9-0) at Southwell 7f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs in Aug.
Dotty Darroch 7-1 (9-1) Raced centre, prominent, ridden over 2f out, went 2nd and edged right 2f out, no impression on winner, stayed on same pace final 100 yards, 3rd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Portrush Storm (8-5) at Chepstow 5f hcp 0-55 (6) gd in Sep.
Hab Reeh 12-1 (9-0) Held up, headway 4f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 16, 17l behind Xpres Maite (9-0) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-55 (6) gd in Sep.
Dazzlin Bluebell (IRE) 11-1 (8-10) Chased winner, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 2nd of 14, 2 3/4l behind Clubland (8-13) at Southwell 5f hcp (6) fbs in Aug.
Cheery Cat (USA) 12-1 (8-9) Mid-division and pushed along, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 9, 24l behind Northern Bolt (9-8) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) hvy in Sep.
Toffee Nose 20-1 (8-7) Raced stand side, under pressure over 2f out, soon weakened, 13th of 15, 18l behind Trust Fund Babe (8-7) at Ripon 6f mdn hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Morermaloke 20-1 (8-12) Close up, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 14l behind Elusive Bonus (8-11) at Beverley 5f app hcp 0-55 (6) gs in Jun.
Micky Mac (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, hard ridden over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 12th of 15, 11l behind Song Of Parkes (9-7) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep '11.
Blue Noodles 33-1 (8-5) In touch on outer, weakened 2f out, 11th of 15, 13l behind Steel Stockholder (9-8) at Newcastle 6f app hcp (6) gs in Aug.
Andrasta 66-1 (8-0) Dwelt, always behind, 7th of 9, 18l behind George Fenton (8-13) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) hvy in Sep.
Essexvale (IRE) 80-1 (8-12) Always towards rear, 7th of 9, 21l behind Shaleek (8-12) at Catterick 7f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Sep.