Through The Card: Southwell, Tuesday 20 November

Olly Murphy
Olly Murphy sends two horses to Southwell this afternoon

Timeform take you through the card at Southwell on Tuesday...

"...remains a useful hurdle prospect for Harry Fry and JP McManus following a wind operation."

Timeform on Ena Baie

12:50 - Kim Bailey has his horses in good form, and BEN ARTHUR (10) is potentially well treated returning to this sphere after a break so he is chanced. Manwell and Troufion are a couple of others to consider, but a second vote goes to the visored-firs-time ORCHESTRATED (5) who has ideal conditions and he represents a yard that has a good record when fitting their horses with headgear.

13:20 - Question marks surrounding most of these. VALLEYOFMILAN (3) disappointed last time but had made all in a small field at Perth prior to that and it's possible he'll be able to dominate here. Azure Fly was rather laboured when fourth at Huntingdon last time but is respected on his best, while Vino Griego is very well handicapped but he needs to bounce back with the visor back on. Preference for a second selection, though, is for MONT ROYALE (2) who represents a yard in great form and he has shaped in the past as if this trip will suit.

13:50 - It's banker time, with TOOSEY (10), who continues to go the right way for Gavin Cromwell, and with these unconventional obstacles sure to suit this dual-chase winner, he looks the way to go. Western Wave shaped well last time and is second choice, with Cahill completing the shortlist.

14:20 - The Dan Skelton-trained favourite SUPREMELY LUCKY (7) shaped better than the result on his recent hurdling debut and looks sure to improve for this step up in trip. General Custard and Net de Treve are the other key players, though it wouldn't be a big surprise to see a promising debut from Johnny Ocean given the form of his yard.

14:50 - ENA BAIE (4) was beaten a fair way when fourth in a Cheltenham listed bumper at the start of the year but she had won a Grade 3 event in France prior to that and remains a useful hurdle prospect for Harry Fry and JP McManus following a wind operation. Sea Story is another whose bumper exploits suggest she can do well over hurdles, while Kimberley Point had plenty in hand at Uttoxeter last time and is likely to go well despite her penalty.

15:20 - Timeform 'Horse In Focus' STOP TALKING (5) was seemingly caught out by greenness, yet still produced her best effort to date when runner-up at Chepstow three weeks ago, just failing to get up having lost momentum jumping the last. She rates the type to do better and can come out on top. Newquay Cards and recent chase scorer Saffron Prince can also feature, while any support for Dove Mountain would look significant given her shrewd yard, for all she is yet to impress since moving from Ireland.

15:50 - EMMAS JOY made a winning debut in an Irish point in April and looks a likely type for her powerful yard. Organdi and Rose To Fame set the standard and also need considering.

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