LIBERTY RED is having his first start since October but has little to beat in this given the opposition's poor form to date. Ed Dunlop's colt ran well at Beverley and Pontefract last year and will likely start a short price to open his account. Moriond was unfancied on his recent debut and ran accordingly while Pentameter is having his first outing since 2011. Pat Phelan's duo have shown nothing so far and Medburn Cutler has finished tailed off in a couple of bumpers.
Pentameter 66-1 (9-3) In touch, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 17, 20l behind Cubanita (8-12) at Nottingham 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Nov '11.
Medburn Cutler 50-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, pushed along and hung left over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 10, 33l behind Puisque Tu Pars (10-12) at Newbury 1m 4f 4yo nhf (6) hvy.
Fleetwood Nix 50-1 (9-4) In touch, lost place well over 2f out, last of 8, 40l behind Hill Fort (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
Laguna Belle 100-1 (10-0) Always towards rear, 10th of 13, 13l behind Khatiba (8-11) at Kempton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Liberty Red (GER) 9-4 (9-5) Dwelt in touch, headway over 2f out, ridden to chase winner approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 9, 3l behind Dullingham (9-5) at Pontefract 1m 2f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Oct.
Moriond (USA) 25-1 (9-5) Dwelt, held up behind, weakened over 3f out, 7th of 10, 20l behind Belfilo (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.