This looks an easier task for DOCOFTHEBAY then those he has faced recently. Eased when beaten in the closing stages of a Listed event at Kempton on Wednesday, he returns to this track for the first time since winning his maiden here and could prove another winner for his in-form yard. Seek The Fair Land gets a visor for the first-time and has gone close at this track before while Sioux Rising has a chance if taking to the Fibresand. Nightjar went close here last Sunday with three of today's rivals behind.
Docofthebay (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Mid-division and keen, lugging right and headway over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong soon eased, 9th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Spirit Of Sharjah (9-4) at Kempton 7f Listed stks (1) pol.
Something (IRE) 40-1 (9-1) Held up in rear far side group, took keen hold, ridden and headway over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 21st of 25, 10l behind Colonel Mak (9-4) at Ayr 6f hcap (2) gd in Sep.
Seek The Fair Land 9-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, went 2nd 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, hard pressed well inside final furlong, headed near finish, 2nd of 12, hd behind Angel's Pursuit (9-11) at Kempton 7f hcp (2) pol.
Nightjar (USA) 4-1fav (8-7) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, chased winner inside final furlong, kept on well under pressure, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Malcheek (9-7) at Southwell 7f hcp (2) fbs.
Trans Sonic 8-1 (8-7) Led, driven and headed over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 11, 7l behind Malcheek (9-7) at Southwell 7f hcp (2) fbs.
Sioux Rising (IRE) 11-4 (8-9) Dwelt, tracked leaders, ridden to chase leader entering final 2f, led inside final furlong, soon headed, kept on when hung right near finish, 2nd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Secret Asset (9-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Salerosa (IRE) 11-1 (8-8) Broke well, soon in rear, headway over 1f out, ran on, nearest finish, 4th of 11, 7l behind Malcheek (9-7) at Southwell 7f hcp (2) fbs.
Bawaardi (IRE) 11-1 (8-4) Mid-division, hard driven 4f out, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, no extra closing stages, 3rd of 11, 4l behind Malcheek (9-7) at Southwell 7f hcp (2) fbs.
Follow The Flag (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Towards rear, ridden and headway 2f out, kept on to go moderate 2nd final furlong, 2nd of 10, 11l behind Nazreef (9-7) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-85 (4) fbs.
Thunderball 9-2 (8-10) Led, ridden 3f out, headed 2f out, soon outpaced by winner, 5th of 10, 12l behind Nazreef (9-7) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-85 (4) fbs.