ARAFI (7.20) scored by more than five lengths on his last trip to Wolverhampton and Richard Hannon's filly can go close in the 7f handicap, despite racing off a 16lb higher mark.
She has finished a close-up third on her last two starts at Newcastle and Lingfield, and Pat Dobbs from stall three should get a lovely tow into the race from trailblazer Gobi Sunset.
SOTO SIZZLER (3.55) should make a bold bid to follow up his emphatic victory in the 2019 Great Metropolitan Handicap at Epsom.
He was trained on that occasion by William Knight but has since switched to David Menuisier. Soto Sizzler warmed up for this event with a promising Kempton fourth at the end of March and can add to his previous two course and distance successes.
At Southwell, EN COULEUR (8.30) wins a confident vote in the 1m 4f handicap. Mick Easterby's gelding has been performing with credit in decent company over hurdles and ran third here on his racecourse debut over an inadequate seven furlongs last March. He remains unexposed on Fibresand and can defy top weight.