Only five runners and I still cant get it lower than two selections so the final decision will be made when I see some betting for the race, I've got OSCARS JOURNEY 3/1 marked down as the only known front runner and its time is virtually the same as MONSIEUR JAMIE 5/2 who usually likes to track the leader, so I can see these two at the front of the race from the off and stay that way to the line but it wont surprise me whichever one wins.
3:20 Southwell - Ten runners over the straight five furlong course with half the field having been known before, Hoofalong is one of them and hasn't run at this course before so could be a danger if it takes to the surface, Flowers On Venus has run once at Wolverhampton and won but looks like it might prefer further, Apache Storm who has run once over this course and distance but did poorly, Fine N Dandy is my fourth top rated, Scarborough is my third top rated and the fifth possible leader is SLEEPY BLUE OCEAN 8/1 my second top rated so could be the one to catch, the top rated is JAARIH 8/1 but this four year old ran poorly last time out in a class five race so the jump into this class three race might be a touch too far and it might have gone off the boil, so i'll be looking to back both to show a profit whichever one does the business.
Oscar's Journey 3/1 3rd
Monsieur Jamie 11/2 5th
Sleepy Blue Ocean 20/1 6th
Jaarih 8/1 8th