16:20 Southwell

TIM ROCCO accounted for Secret Melody on his chasing debut before finding only one too strong when attempting to defy a 7lb rise at Market Rasen. He is up another 1lb but continues to go the right way and can confirm his superiority over the last-named - who has since unseated at the Lincolnshire venue - on revised terms. Court Jurado should improve on his Bangor comeback, with Joly Maker also interesting on his return.
Prediction : 1st Tim Rocco 2nd Secret Melody 3rd Court Jurado

16:55 Southwell

DAMUT I'M OUT let down favourite backers on his Bangor comeback but rewarded those who kept the faith when sent back there last week. Alastair Ralph's 10-year-old appeared to have a little bit up his sleeve so is fancied to defy his penalty. If this comes too soon, the chief beneficiary could be Grand Coureur, who handed out a four-and-a-quarter-length beating to Scartare over C&D. Getaway North is worth a mention as well.
Prediction : 1st Damut Im Out 2nd Grand Coureur 3rd Scartare

17:30 Southwell

DEMON D'AUNOU failed to fire over hurdles on his Uttoxeter comeback but, switched to fences for the first time, he looked a different animal when making a successful chasing debut at Cartmel. He has a 7lb penalty to contend with but should remain competitive. Thibault had to settle for the runner-up berth on his first crack at the larger obstacles here, though there was plenty of encouragement to take from that performance and this extra half-mile will suit. Rebel Leader is a player if fit enough for his return/chasing bow.
Prediction : 1st Demon DAunou 2nd Thibault 3rd Rebel Leader

18:00 Southwell

Jimmy Rabbitte often attracts support and should do so again, particularly now he drops out of handicap company, but he must take on a couple of higher-rated opponents. Adjutant will also appreciate having his sights lowered following an ordinary Stratford reappearance, but a chance is taken that HENRYVILLE can roll back the years, with the 12-year-old - a Grade 2-winning chaser in his pomp - still capable of holding his own at a decent level.
Prediction : 1st Henryville 2nd Adjutant 3rd Jimmy Rabbitte

18:30 Southwell

Leroy Brown made a promising return to the fray when occupying the runner-up berth at Uttoxeter and should get off the mark in this sphere sooner rather than later. However, ROCK ON TIGER also found only one too good at the Midlands venue on his reappearance, with his conqueror former smart Flat stayer Timoshenko. Henry Daly's grey is unlikely to meet anything of that calibre now and can capitalise. El Borracho, Cuban Sun and Kingfast aren't out of it, while Dante's View must not be overlooked on his jumping bow either.
Prediction : 1st Rock On Tiger 2nd Leroy Brown 3rd Dantes View

19:00 Southwell

A short holiday and the switch to the larger obstacles helped WAITONIT put his best foot forward over an extended 3m here last week. Returning to this discipline means he escapes a penalty for his swift return to action, while this drop in trip won't inconvenience him either. Hidden Glen also reverts to timber from fences and does so on the back of a fair fourth here. He looks the main danger to the selection, although Skylanna Breeze might also be worth a glance in the market.
Prediction : 1st Waitonit 2nd Hidden Glen 3rd Skylanna Breeze

19:30 Southwell

No Cruise Yet has finished fourth on four of his five starts since going handicapping, pulling up on the other occasion. He ran well for a long way at Uttoxeter most recently, while Watching Brief also brings satisfactory recent form to the table, having made the frame at Newton Abbot before finishing fourth at Uttoxeter. This doesn't look all that competitive, though, so a chance is taken on Dan Skelton's handicap newcomer CHECKINFORSQUIRELS in the hope she has got in lightly.
Prediction : 1st Checkinforsquirels 2nd No Cruise Yet 3rd Watching Brief

20:00 Southwell

MISS FARAGE has improved between runs in bumpers for Nicky Henderson this year and is expected to have been well schooled ahead of her hurdles bow. Jimmy The Digger was returning from a long absence when landing the silver medal over the extended 2m2f at Newton Abbot last month and could come on for that outing and improve for this step up in distance. Lively Citizen, a recent bumper second at Market Rasen, could also finish on the premises.
Prediction : 1st Miss Farage 2nd Jimmy The Digger 3rd Lively Citizen

20:30 Southwell

PRINCESS T picked up minor money off 1lb lower when last sighted at Wincanton in the spring and is expected to finish on the premises once again if match-fit on her return from an absence. Love The Well landed the bronze medal over a similar trip at Market Rasen recently and is feared most, although there could be a big run on the cards from Sadlermor on his first start following wind surgery.
Prediction : 1st Princess T 2nd Love The Well 3rd Sadlermor

04/08/2020 Southwell Acca