Plenty of these can be given a chance in a wide-open affair. Pravda Street landed a couple of plating races last month and Run it Twice is holding his form well having won over track and trip and again at Lingfield in December. Dance For Georgie scored here three weeks ago and also has claims, along with the returning Dimitar. Smalljohn went close here on Friday and Funky Cold Medina is yet another to consider. But a speculative vote goes to TUMBLEDOWN finding enough improvement on her handicap debut to come out best given Ed Vaughan's filly should prove suited to today's shorter trip.
Pravda Street 20-1 (8-8) In touch on outside, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 9l behind Noble Citizen (9-2) at Southwell 1m app hcp 0-80 (4) fbs.
Bapak Muda (USA) 7-1 (9-4) Mid-division, under pressure over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 12, 8l behind Valmina (9-9) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Run It Twice (IRE) 4-1fav (9-7) Held up towards rear, outpaced over 4f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on well, never troubled leaders, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Lujeanie (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Alpha Tauri (USA) 5-2 (9-8) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 20l behind Pravda Street (9-8) at Southwell 1m sell stks (6) fbs in Dec.
Dance For Georgie 4-1 (9-4) Chased leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on well, won at Wolverhampton 7f app hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Minimee (8-10) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.
Dimitar (USA) 12-1 (9-1) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, headway on outside over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 4th of 8, 2l behind Benoni (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Funky Cold Medina 10-1 (9-7) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 4th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Welsh Sunrise (9-5) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Menelik (IRE) 5-1 (8-8) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, ridden and no response well over 1f out, last of 7, 8l behind Hellbender (8-10) at Lingfield 7f clm stks 0-75 (5) pol.
Smalljohn 3-1fav (9-4) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed and not quicken final 100 yards, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Caramack (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Magical Rose (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Held up in mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden and edged left from over 1f out, chased leaders and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 3l behind Caramack (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Tumbledown (USA) 12-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, faded towards finish, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Grasped (9-0) at Lingfield 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Ad Vitam (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Chased leaders on inside, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 7, 6l behind Dance For Georgie (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f app hcp 0-65 (6) pol.