Violetgrace and Tornado Battle look outclassed and this rates a shoot-out between Liberty Jack and ICON DANCE. Both house similar profiles and there's little between the pair. Liberty Jack looked the likely winner last time at Leicester but was just run out of things by Lovesome who has since finished fourth in a Leicester handicap. He looks a likely future winner but Ben De Haan's charge receives the narrowest of votes in a race in which both principals give the impression of needing further. Tactics may determine the outcome but the De Haan filly has shown up nicely in handicap company the past twice and her 5lb sex allowance may just tilt matters in her favour.
Liberty Jack (IRE) 11-4 (8-10) Dwelt held up, headway to tracked leaders 4f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out and clear with winner, ran on, held towards finish, 2nd of 8, nk behind Lovesome (8-8) at Leicester 7f 3yo mdn 0-70 (5) gf.
Tornado Battle 28-1 (8-11) Close up, switched left over 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 6l behind Scala Romana (8-6) at Leicester 1m 3yo sll (6) gd.
Icon Dance 8-1 (9-0) Steadied start, held up last, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 4, 2 1/4l behind Floating Along (9-1) at Warwick 7f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Violetgrace 33-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, always behind, 8th of 9, 21l behind Arcadian Legend (9-0) at Lingfield 6f mdn auc stks (6) pol.