This looks between the top two in the weights. BEAUTIFUL DAY seemed to be in the handicapper's grip before popping-up over C&D last Sunday with a cosy defeat of Il Battista. Dropping down a grade today, he makes more appeal under a penalty than St Oswald. The latter carries 6lb extra for scoring over 7f in similar company at this track last week but has a bit more to prove than the selection. Rizcar is another 7f winner at this course but she ran a shocker here last time and has something to find on earlier running with Putin. The last-named has been well beaten on both occasions since his victory over track and trip but still looks best of the rest.
Beautiful Day 3-1 (8-7) Made all, soon pressed, driven clear over 1f out, ran on well, won at Southwell 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) fbs beating Il Battista (9-4) by 2 3/4l, 6 ran.
St Oswald 7-4fav (9-7) Raced wide, tracked leaders over 4f out, ridden to chase leader over 1f out, led inside final furlong, readily, won at Southwell 7f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs beating Cyflymder (9-7) by 1l, 13 ran.
Lady Gar Gar 7-2 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden on inside 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Berbice (8-13) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Riczar 6-1 (9-1) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 14l behind Minortransgression (9-7) at Southwell 1m hcp (0-65) (6) fbs.
Putin (IRE) 15-2 (8-8) Led 1f, tracked leader, ridden 3f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 6, 21l behind Greyfriarschorista (9-7) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-70 (5) fbs.
Unwrapit (USA) 7-1 (8-13) With leader, driven over 2f out, soon ridden and lost place, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 9l behind Daffydowndilly (9-7) at Southwell 7f hcp (0-65) (6) fbs.
Gay Gallivanter 14-1 (8-9) Raced wide, never better than mid-division, last of 13, 17l behind Sovento (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-52 (6) pol.