A tight claimer at the weights but SPINNING RIDGE just edges it on recent form and gets the nod. He scored at Kempton before finishing a creditable fourth behind higher rated rivals at Lingfield on Wednesday and a repeat of either run should see him home and hosed in this. Dual turf winner Quite A Catch is unexposed on Polytrack and better is expected after a recent spin on the Fibresand, while C&D winner Pipers Piping should also figure on his second at Southwell during the week and Kieren Fallon takes over the reins. Ajdaad and Spin Cast have the past form to figure if at their best.
Quite A Catch (IRE) 11-1 (9-6) Always in rear, 12th of 13, 13l behind Andiamo Via (8-8) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Dec.
Spinning Ridge (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) In touch, closed on leaders over 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 2l behind Munsarim (9-5) at Lingfield 1m clm stks (6) pol.
Beetuna (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway on outside over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, unable to reach winner, 3rd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Postscript (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Marvo 8-1 (9-0) Mid-division, smooth headway over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 5th of 12, 4l behind Kiss A Prince (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Pipers Piping (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) In touch, headway to chase winner 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace, 2nd of 14, 2 3/4l behind Fluctuation (8-10) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-65 (6) fbs.
Ajdaad (USA) 10-1 (9-6) Dwelt, held up in rear, headway over 2f out, chasing leaders when not clear run approaching final furlong, soon no impression, 3rd of 6, 4l behind Buxfizz (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 2f sell stks (6) pol.
Spin Cast 10-3 (9-3) In touch, effort over 1f out, ridden and kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Alfred Hutchinson (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol.
Ahlawy (IRE) 12-1 (9-10) Disputed 3rd, ridden over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 6th of 7, 3l behind Hada Men (9-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Dream of Fortune (IRE) 15-2 (8-2) Mid-division, under pressure over 2f out, never on terms, 7th of 10, 4l behind Opus Maximus (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f clm stks (5) pol in Dec.