An excellent little race with all seven entries holding some sort of a chance. Fred Willetts' two recent victories have come on Fibresand and, though effective on this surface, he faces a very stiff task. Mi Regalo created a good impression when landing his maiden over the C&D last month and there is more to come from him, as there is from STIRLING BRIDGE who gets the vote to complete a C&D hat-trick. William Jarvis' son of Kyllachy has won two handicaps here in emphatic style and, though suffering in the weights as a consequence, still looks ahead of the handicapper. Liberty Green's two victories have been over the minimum trip at Lingfield and she didn't look quite as effective when tried over this C&D last month.
Fred Willetts (IRE) 9-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon chased leader, challenged inside final furlong, drifted left and stayed on to lead narrowly final 75 yards, held on, won at Southwell 6f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs beating Il Battista (9-4) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Mi Regalo 7-2fav (9-3) Tracked leader, effort over 1f out, ran on to lead inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec beating Fifth In Line (8-12) by 1 3/4l, 9 ran.
Toms River Tess (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 7l behind Buzz Law (7-12) at Newmarket 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Stirling Bridge 4-9fav (9-4) Took keen hold, chased leader, led over 1f out, ran on well, eased close home, won at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol beating Reginald Claude (9-7) by 2 1/4l, 6 ran.
Liberty Green (IRE) 7-4fav (9-7) Slight lead, narrowly headed over 1f out, rallied gamely under pressure to lead again final 100 yards, won at Lingfield 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Pineapple Pete (8-4) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Restless Bay (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Held up behind, took keen hold, ridden and headway over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 7, 2 1/2l behind Sacrosanctus (9-4) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Barnet Fair 11-4 (8-12) Raced keenly tracking leader, ridden to challenge over 1f out, soon one pace, 3rd of 4, 2l behind El Djebena (8-7) at Southwell 6f mdn stks (5) fbs.