18:45 Southwell Fri 14 February 2020
Three-time course winner over 5f with all those wins coming recently thriving for a yard that have started the year well. Successful over 6f on turf he's 0-4 over the trip on Fibresand; below par over this C&D last time, now down in grade.
Four-time C&D winner who has been in sparkling form of late making all last time to record a career-best. 3lb well-in under his penalty he should be able to make a bold bid for a hat-trick despite the rise in grade; goes well for Ben Curtis.
Consistent sort on the Aw since coming back from a break winning twice here over7f/1m, his last success here his third overall. Ran well last time away from the Fibresand over 7f; has won over 6f but these may be a little too sharp for him now.
Could go around here blindfold having run here 35 times with five course wins to his name although only one of those victories has come at this trip. Slow away (not unusual) when last tried at this trip he'll need to be at his best to win this.
Last Year's Winner
Sandridge Lad (8/11), Robero (2/1), Zapper Cass (7/1), Samovar (20/1)
- Sandridge Lad
- Zapper Cass