Kingscombe retuned to Southwell today, a track where he has won seven times before, and showed his liking for the fibresand by finishing 2nd. Jockey Rab Havlin got him out well from his number 6 draw, in the 9 runner field, and carefully edged over to towards the rail to take up second position, a horse width out, entering the first bend in the mile and a half handicap. He maintained this position until 4 furlongs out where he had to be pushed along. He was in third place rounding the turn for home but responded to the pushing and ran on well into second place at odds of 25/1. He was never going to catch he winner who beat him 5 lengths but had the favourite three quarters of a length behind him in 3rd.