Trans Sonic has been winning sellers at Southwell recently and can race off a 10lb lower mark back on turf, while Thunderstruck and Follow The Flag are others with a lower mark on turf though the former hasn't won on this surface since 2007 and the latter looks to have stronger claims. Dialogue and One Of Twins are upped in class and Ay Tay Tate makes more appeal as he's won three of his last five starts over longer trips on the Polytrack this year, but another chance is given to POTENTIALE. He's looking to end a long losing run here but has shown signs of a revival of late with placed efforts at Lingfield under today's apprentice and John Hills' charge may still be up to winning off his current mark.
Piceno (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon switched left, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 4l behind Fluctuation (9-0) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Veiled Applause 10-1 (9-1) Dwelt, in rear, outpaced over 2f out, stayed on from over 1f out, 4th of 13, 6l behind Brigadoon (9-2) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct.
Pertuis (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway on outside 5f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 13, 17l behind Troopingthecolour (9-7) at Kempton 1m 2f app hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jun.
Yorksters Prince (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Led, hard ridden over 2f out, edged right and headed well inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 11, 1l behind Prohibition (8-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) pol.
Trans Sonic 4-7fav (9-5) Made all, clear with one other 8f out, eased final furlong, comfortable, won at Southwell 1m 4f sell stks (6) fbs beating Jordaura (8-13) by 12l, 8 ran.
Zafranagar (IRE) 7-2 (9-2) Held up in touch, headway over 5f out, soon chasing leaders, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 6, 8l behind Chookie Hamilton (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 5f app hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Thunderstruck 9-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride and pushed along towards rear, headway on inside over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not pace of leaders, 6th of 13, 7l behind Patriotic (8-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Tribal Myth (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, lost place entering final furlong, 11th of 17, 9l behind Imaginary World (9-1) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Sep.
Xclaim 13-2 (9-6) In rear, ridden over 3f out, not troubled leaders, 6th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Ellie In The Pink (9-3) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Sartingo (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Chased leadrs, ridden and hung left over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 6l behind Miss Blink (9-5) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.
Follow The Flag (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Pushed along leaving stalls, soon close up, ridden halfway, kept on to go 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Colour Guard (9-0) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-85 (4) fbs.
Dialogue 4-6fav (8-12) Slowly away, held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, soon headed, kept on, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Tombi (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f sell stks (6) pol.
Sharp Sovereign (USA) 33-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, pushed along and lost place over 7f out, behind over 3f out, 7th of 10, 16l behind Dark Dune (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
One For Joules (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Dwelt, held up towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 1 1/4l behind Chookie Avon (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Ay Tay Tate (IRE) 10-3 (8-13) Led early, tracked leaders, pushed along 4f out, ridden 3f out, every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Copper Canyon (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Potentiale (IRE) 8-1 (8-7) Held up, headway over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, stayed on close home, 3rd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Abigails Angel (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Cottam Donny 8-1 (8-8) Towards rear, pushed along to chase leaders over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 13l behind Brigadoon (9-2) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct.
One Of Twins 12-1 (8-8) Made all, hard driven over 2f out, stayed on strongly, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol beating Forever Hope (8-13) by 2 1/4l, 11 ran.
Hits Only Jude (IRE) 40-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, under pressure over 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 11, 27l behind Spes Nostra (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.
Absolute Princess 16-1 (9-1) Led after 1f, clear halfway, hung left from over 1f out, soon headed, no extra, 5th of 11, 4l behind McCool Bannanas (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.