13:40 - SENATUS (4) landed a gamble when winning a mile and a half handicap here last week and it's no surprise to see him well backed again this morning now turned out under a penalty. He did plenty wrong last time, though overcome his mistakes in the style of one who will be ahead of his mark here, jinking badly right a furlong out, but staying on strongly to win by two lengths in ready fashion. It's hard to see him getting beat if in the same form today.
14:15 - Karl Burke has been going well recently and could have another winner at Southwell this afternoon in the shape of ANGEL PALANAS (5). He showed much improved form to get off the mark over this C&D earlier this month, going with plenty of zest and well in command to win by six lengths. Indeed, that wasn't the strongest race, and he has a 10 lb higher mark to contend with now, but such was the manner of that success he is fancied to follow up.
14:50 - BOBBY K (1) was sent off a big price for his debut at Lingfield earlier this month and, in truth, he didn't show a great deal, but that experience won't be lost on him and he should be capable of better now. He didn't really get the chance to show what he could do that day, held up until asked for an effort on the home turn, only to be denied a run early in the straight and not knocked about after. His pedigree also offers hope of better to come and, in what doesn't look the strongest race of its type, he is chanced.
15:25 - BREAKING FREE (10) proved his effectiveness at this track when winning a handicap over a mile here last month and looks overpriced this morning following his win at Wolverhampton last time. He broke better from the stalls that day, not seeming inconvenienced by the drop back to seven furlongs, and a subsequent 2 lb rise could well underestimate him.
15:55 - PEARL NATION (4) has proven that he retains plenty of ability in recent starts and looks the one to beat back at a more suitable trip here. He ran about as well as could be expected back in a handicap and dropped to six furlongs last time, but this easier grade and extra two furlongs are two key components that can see him resume winning ways.
16:25 - SOOQAAN (1) is clearly thriving at present, landing back-to-back C&D wins this month, and he needs taking seriously in his hat-trick attempt turned out under a penalty. He was well placed throughout last week, always in control once hitting the front and perhaps value for more than the three and a half length winning margin. If he turns up in the same form today he should prove a tough nut to crack.