A poor sprint handicap in which LUJIANA is put up as a token call at the expense of Loose Caboose and Verinco. Mel Brittain's charge is a regular over course-and-distance and though a recent disappointment has to be overlooked, from a fair draw, she has to be respected in a race where many are struggling for form. Loose Caboose has had plenty of racing. It is certainly interesting that connections have put an inexperienced boy aboard today but a switch of handling could plausibly make a difference. Verinco continues to search for an elusive first success. The handicapper has had plenty of chance to check his sums so expect him to go close again. Kheley has never raced at Southwell previously so don't be surprised to see any money for him if connections feel that he will handle the surface. La Capriosa has a poor draw to overcome though is a decent sprinter on her day. Ron Harris has his horses running well so Don Pele, in first time visor, is worthy of more than just a cursory glance in the market. After The Show heads to Southwell having scored last time out at Lingfield. A bad race and Lujiana is the pick to the most minimal of stakes.
After The Show 8-1 (8-11) Held up in rear, headway on outer over 1f out, ridden and ran on to lead post, won at Lingfield 5f Handicap (0-62) (4yo+) (6) pol in Jan beating Sherjawy (8-10) by shd, 9 ran.
Don Pele (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Tracked leader, ridden to lead briefly approaching 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 11, 3l behind Gracie's Gift (9-0) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
La Capriosa 25-1 (8-5) Mid-division on outside, weakened over 2f out, 11th of 12, 7l behind Kersivay (8-7) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Verinco 12-1 (9-13) Chased leader, chased winner 3f out, ridden to press winner 2f out, stayed on always held, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Fair Passion (8-8) at Southwell 5f mdn auc stks (6) fbs in Feb.
Kheley (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Raced wide towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on near finish, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Straboe (8-12) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
First Order 33-1 (8-13) In rear, nearest finish, 6th of 11, 5l behind Straboe (8-12) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Trick Or Two 6-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 1f out, soon ridden, switched left inside final furlong, no extra, 5th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Sir Geoffrey (8-13) at Wolverhampton 5f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Loose Caboose (IRE) 18-1 (8-6) Chased leaders until halfway, 12th of 14, 6l behind Where's Reiley (9-3) at Southwell 5f hacp 0-70 (5) fbs in Feb.
Sills Vincero 12-1 (8-11) Tracked leader to over 2f out, weakened quickly over 1f out, last of 10, 11l behind Villaruz (8-7) at Wolverhampton 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Lujiana 10-1 (8-5) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 11th of 14, 4l behind Where's Reiley (9-3) at Southwell 5f hacp 0-70 (5) fbs in Feb.
Cavitie 9-2fav (8-13) Held up towards rear, raced keenly, never dangerous, 8th of 10, 8l behind Charlie Delta (9-0) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Oct.
Shakespeare's Son 8-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, mid-division, ridden and headway 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Mr Funshine (8-11) at Southwell 5f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs.
The Cuckoo 15-2 (9-0) With leader early, chased leader, every chance entering final furlong, soon ridden and no extra, 4th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Straboe (8-13) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Feb.
Dodaa (USA) 22-1 (8-5) Chased leader until just over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 11l behind Steel City Boy (8-10) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.