Timeform recommend three selections from Southwell on Monday, including one who shaped very well on his hurdling debut...
"He seems sure to progress for that experience and ought to go close here..."
Two Swallows built on the promise of her chase debut when finishing third in a listed event at Newbury in December (solid form), and she should be winning races over fences sooner rather than later. Get On The Yager and Winter Lion both command plenty of respect, particularly the former who landed the Rowland Meyrick at Wetherby on Boxing Day.
Don Lami won a bumper at Fontwell on his Rules debut in November and made an encouraging start over hurdles when finishing runner-up at Doncaster last month. There was plenty to like about that effort, proving his stamina and only beaten by one with experience. He seems sure to progress for that experience and ought to go close here. Monbeg Oscar and Boreham Bill are a couple of the other more likely ones.
This looks a match between Global Citizen and Ashkoul, with preference for the former on his first start for Ben Pauling. The level of form he has shown in both of his starts over hurdles so far is the best on offer in this line-up and he could yet have more to offer. Ashkoul has progressed with each start so far but may prove vulnerable under a penalty.