Brian Ellison's stable is enjoying a purple patch at Southwell and his MIEREVELD is fancied to follow up a recent C&D success if the eye-shields work for a second time. Carnac is nothing special but probably still the pick of Alan McCabe's pair as he finished a long way in front of stablemate Mojeerr here last time. Ramora won here in November and was second over C&D last time, albeit beaten 14 lengths. Olivia Maylam's mare is probably the danger to the selection.
Ramora (USA) 25-1 (8-10) In touch in mid-division, closed 7f out, chased winner over 3f out, soon no impression, 2nd of 10, 14l behind Dontpaytheferryman (8-7) at Southwell 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Dec.
Aldaado (IRE) 66-1 (8-13) In rear, ridden over 3f out, well beaten when swerved right over 1f out, 6th of 7, 29l behind Camps Bay (9-8) at Southwell 1m 4f clm stks (6) fbs in Dec.
Miereveld 4-1 (8-7) Soon tracked leader until dropped to 3rd 7f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, hung left inside final furlong, driven and stayed on well, won at Southwell 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Dec beating Jasmin Rai (8-9) by 3 1/2l, 5 ran.
Carnac (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, no impression, 3rd of 12, 14l behind Kumbeshwar (10-0) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Dec.
Mojeerr 16-1 (8-9) In rear, headway over 3f out, no impression after, 5th of 12, 25l behind Kumbeshwar (10-0) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Dec.
Stanley Rigby 25-1 (8-2) Slowly into stride, in rear, headway and in touch on outside 5f out, outpaced 2f out, soon ridden and no impression, 4th of 7, 12l behind The Winged Assasin (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Tivers Song (USA) 16-1 (8-9) In rear, headway from well over 2f out, stayed on under pressure, never nearer, 5th of 14, 16l behind Aaman (8-13) at Catterick 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Oct.
Northumberland 80-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, outpaced over 4f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 7th of 11, 20l behind Stadium Of Light (9-3) at Southwell 1m 3f mdn stks (5) fbs in Dec.
Spacecraft (IRE) 50-1 (8-11) Behind, under pressure over 3f out, never dangerous, 10th of 11, 12l behind Alternative Choice (9-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.