Nosey Barker has reportedly been working well since making all to win his maiden, over 1 mile 2 furlongs, at Lingfield 15 days ago and could be the answer to the 2.00 at Southwell on Thursday. Richard Hannon’s four-year-old has run creditably in defeat on both previous starts on Fibresand and his earlier form over a mile suggests he won’t be inconvenienced by dropping back in distance.
Sprint handicaps aren’t usually the most reliable source of winners, especially for multiple bets, but Bring On A Spinner was well supported when winning his maiden over course and distance, on just his second start, on New Year’s Day and doesn’t look overburdened on his handicap debut in the 3.05. The Kheleyf gelding is 6lb worse off for 2 lengths with Koothrappali, but may have more scope for improvement than David Barron’s colt, who’s already had six starts.
Luke Morris has ridden Masqueraded to both career victories, so it’s interesting that he switches allegiance to Cape Of Glory in the 3.40. The son of Cape Cross makes his Fibresand debut, but was a convincing winner over 1 mile 2 furlongs at Chelmsford earlier this month and doesn’t look badly treated if taking to the surface on his handicap debut.
Selections: Southwell 2.00 Nosey Barker, Southwell 3.05 Bring On A Spinner, Southwell 3.40 Cape Of Glory, 1-point Win Trixie (3 x 1-point Win Doubles, 1 x 1-point Win Treble)