CHJIMES is the selection in this fair handicap with Thoughtsofstardom and Nickel Silver arriving here in fair form. There is plenty of pace in this contest so a come from behind performer like Chjimes will have an obvious target to aim at. It is a slight worry that we haven't seen him out for a few weeks but conditions should suit. Thoughtsofstardom has won twice over course-and-distance. The handicapper has had his attempts at catching him thwarted but it will be a good effort to defy him once again. Canadian Danehill is a useful sprinter on his day though Southwell seems a happier hunting ground these days. Nickel Silver is a proven front runner. He won here despite that and he is likely to be burning rubber from the gate. Cosmic Destiny confirmed earlier promise on this surface and appears in good heart at present. Northern Empire has cheekpieces and the services of Jamie Spencer this afternoon. Bo McGinty is dropping down the weights after a period of reluctance from the handicapper. The race of the day and Chjimes is our selection at the likely odds.
Fromsong (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, clipped heels over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 3/4l behind Wotashirtfull (8-11) at Great Leighs 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Nickel Silver 7-4fav (9-4) Made all, led, ridden and quickened clear over 1f out, ran on strongly, driven out, won at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating After The Show (8-8) by 2l, 8 ran.
Canadian Danehill (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Prominent, ridden over 2f, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Rebel Duke (9-1) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs.
Bo McGinty (IRE) 14-1 (8-8) Outpaced, soon chased along, never dangerous, 6th of 7, 9l behind Rebel Duke (9-1) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs.
Know No Fear 20-1 (8-11) Behind, headway under pressure over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 2l behind Wotashirtfull (8-11) at Great Leighs 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Thoughtsofstardom 4-1 (9-0) In touch, headway over 1f out, shaken up to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec beating After The Show (8-13) by 2l, 9 ran.
Northern Empire (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 8, 3/4l behind Mogok Ruby (8-9) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Chjimes (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, pushed out, ran on well, won at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov beating The Cayterers (8-12) by 1l, 12 ran.
Cosmic Destiny (IRE) 4-1 (9-4) Towards rear, still rear well over 1f out, good headway 1f out, quicken to lead inside final furlong, soon clear readily, won at W'hampton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Dec beating Ryedane (8-12) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.