GRAZEON ROY (7.45) made in-form Gamesters Icon pull out all the stops at Doncaster last Friday and is the one to beat at Southwell this evening.
John Quinn steps him up to 1m 4f but Grazeon Roy was strong at the finish on Town Moor, suggesting stamina should not be an issue. He looks an improving three-year-old and can outgun Haydock scorer George Mallory and Cold Harbour.
ALEX GRACIE (5.15) caught the eye on debut and is fancied to open her account. Scott Dixon’s filly chased home well-regarded Royal Context and Brenner Pass in a 6f Novice Stakes last month and now races against her own sex over course and distance. Dark Regard got stuck in the mud at Leicester when fancied to build on her promising Hamilton debut and may do better on Fibresand.
HEALING POWER (7.45) caused a 25-1 upset on debut at Chelmsford City 12 days ago, bursting clear early in the straight, and Ivan Furtado’s gelding can prove it was no fluke by following up over this extra furlong.