LIQUID SUNSHINE drops back to sprinting after scoring over a mile here last week, but today's competition is so poor she just might get away with it. Sylvester Kirk's filly also carries a penalty but the booking of Jimmy Fortune suggests another bold bid is expected. Tuibama, Gone By Sunrise and Clodhopper are all returning form lay-offs but are lightly-raced and open to improvement, while Chepstow nursery winner First Rebellion is 3lb higher today but still makes more appeal than Flying Kitty.
Chart 33-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, always behind, 9th of 10, 10l behind Gabrial's Bounty (8-13) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Tuibama (IRE) 10-3 (8-9) With leaders, ridden to chase winner approaching final furlong, no impression, lost 2nd last strides, 3rd of 6, 3l behind Laura's Bairn (8-9) at Southwell 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) fbs in Aug.
Gone By Sunrise 9-1 (9-3) Mid-division, outpaced over 3f out, 7th of 12, 14l behind Idler (9-3) at Catterick 6f 2yo mdn aut (6) sft in Oct.
Willow Beauty 6-1 (9-2) Ridden along to chase leaders, weakened halfway, last of 7, 15l behind Claretintheblood (9-1) at Southwell 5f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Dec.
Very First Blade 6-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 11, 16l behind Sweet Ovation (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Liquid Sunshine 16-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, went 2nd inside final 2f, ridden to lead over 1f out, stayed on well, driven out, won at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan beating Siouxies Dream (9-4) by 2l, 12 ran.
Misred Melissa (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, outpaced over 3f out, ridden and no impression final 2f, 5th of 7, 12l behind Welease Bwian (9-2) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Flying Kitty 33-1 (8-7) Led, headed over 4f out, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 15l behind Boudoir (8-10) at Kempton 7f Fillies Maiden Auction Stakes (3-5yo) (5) pol in Jan.
Periwinkle Way 40-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened entering final 2f, 8th of 9, 20l behind Dreamwriter (9-0) at Newbury 6f 2yo stks (4) gd in Aug.
First Rebellion 9-1 (8-5) Led over 1f, chased leaders, effort on inside under pressure over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 3l behind Sonsie Lass (8-8) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Lord Buffhead 17-2 (8-9) Chased leader to over 2f out, soon outpaced and ridden, kept on same pace, no impression with leading pair, 3rd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Welease Bwian (9-2) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Clodhopper (IRE) 8-1 (8-4) Switched left after start, outpaced, last of 6, 8l behind Laura's Bairn (8-9) at Southwell 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) fbs in Aug.