Ninth of 14 in handicap at Newcastle (6f, 11/2) 10 days ago, not much room. Has good chance on pick of form. Engaged 12.20 Southwell Thursday.
Thrice-raced maiden. Third of 14 in minor event at Redcar (6f, heavy, 9/1) 42 days ago, slowly away. Tongue strap on 1st time. Makes handicap debut. Sire has a good record here, leading player.
C&D winner. Bit below form sixth of 11 in handicap at this C&D (10/1). Off 8 months. Best watched.
3-time C&D winner. Twenty four runs since last win in 2017. 14/1 and tongue strap on for 1st time, respectable third of 13 in handicap at this C&D 12 days ago. Chance if rediscovering old form.
C&D winner. Latest win at Ripon in June. Below form fifth of 9 in handicap at Catterick (5f, heavy, 8/1) 31 days ago. Back up in trip. Cheekpieces on for 1st time. Each-way contender.
40/1, very good second of 14 in handicap at Newcastle (6f) 10 days ago. Makes fibresand debut. Looks competitive on form.
80/1, bit below form eighth of 13 in handicap at this C&D 12 days ago. Needs a couple of these to falter.
Remains a maiden after 21 Flat runs. Good fourth of 14 in handicap (28/1) at this C&D 12 days ago. Others more persuasive. Engaged 12..20 Southwell Thursday.
Bit below form sixth of 10 in handicap at Chelmsford City (6f, 11/1) 22 days ago. Makes fibresand debut. Others make more appeal.
Remains a maiden after 22 Flat runs. 150/1, fifth of 11 in handicap at this course (7.1f) 18 days ago. Difficult to make a case for.
Thrice-raced maiden. Last of 9 in minor event at Newcastle (6f, 200/1) 24 days ago, slowly away. Tongue strap on for 1st time. Makes handicap debut. Would need to see market support to be of interest.
First Excel (3/1), St Anne's (4/1), Middlescence (9/2), Phantasmal (6/1), Le Manege Enchante (8/1), Trevie Fountain (10/1), Dors Toyboy (10/1), The Golden Cue (14/1), Nellie French (25/1), Spirit Of Opal (25/1), Hellofagame (66/1)
ST ANNE'S has significantly more scope to improve than most of these. She's by a sire that has a tremendous record on this surface so should take all the beating on handicap debut. First Excel enjoys it round here and returned to form last time so should play a part. The Golden Cue is a C&D winner who can't be discounted too.