Any number of these have claims but PERFECT PERSUASION beat a subsequent winner five lengths at Lingfield in December and gets the speculative vote partnered by Ryan Moore for his comeback. Zman Awal also opened her account at Lingfield and has a shout along with Maria Bella, who scored over a mile here in November. Previous winners Rekdhat, Dutch S and Bold Lass have all come unstuck in handicap company but it's much too soon to write any of them off in what looks a competitive contest.
Ligeia 20-1 (8-12) Led until over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 9, 6l behind Aqlaam Vision (8-12) at Newbury 7f 2yo fll Listed stks (1) hvy in Oct.
La Tinta Bay 5-1 (9-7) Raced wide close up, pushed along 2f out, soon weakened, eased, 8th of 9, 16l behind Outback Traveller (8-11) at Lingfield 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Tea Leaf (IRE) 6-1 (8-11) In touch, ridden and headway 2f out, weakened final furlong, 16th of 18, 29l behind That Is The Spirit (9-7) at York 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gs in May.
Miss Atomic Bomb 7-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 5l behind Baby Bush (8-13) at Newmarket 6f 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) sft in May.
Maria Bella (IRE) 11-10fav (9-0) Led early, chased leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on well, won at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Nov beating Gay Marriage (9-0) by 2 3/4l, 13 ran.
Dancealot 33-1 (9-7) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 8th of 10, 11l behind Crystal Lake (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in May.
Perfect Persuasion 3-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, led inside final furlong, soon clear, easily, won at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec beating Outbacker (9-0) by 5l, 13 ran.
Rekdhat (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Took keen hold tracking leaders, effort over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 11, 6l behind Basil Berry (9-4) at Doncaster 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Dutch S 8-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders centre, ridden inside final 2f, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, held towards finish, 5th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Aertex (9-4) at Newbury 7f 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Bold Lass (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) Held up in touch, effort over 1f out, ridden and stayed on to go 2nd near finish, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Extremity (9-6) at Leicester 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Zman Awal (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, led over 1f out, driven out, won at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (5) pol in May beating Mia San Triple (8-9) by 1 1/2l, 13 ran.
Cafetiere (9-5) 4th of 17, 2l behind Atlantic City (9-2) at Deauville(FR) 6f 2yo clm gd in Oct.
Lady Lydia (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, held up, headway 2f out, kept on same pace well inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 1 1/2l behind Baby Bush (8-13) at Newmarket 6f 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) sft in May.
New Row 16-1 (9-3) Pulled hard, held up in last trio, pushed along 3f out, weakened soon after, last of 10, 27l behind Space Walker (9-3) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in May.