Plenty of major yards come to the party here, although there's little actual solid form to assess. As usual, Mark Johnston is mopping up plenty of all-weather maidens with choicely-bred sorts and BAILEYS STRIDER could add to the tally. He'll need to improve on an ordinary debut fifth at Wolverhampton but did run green and wasn't beaten far. He was sent off favourite that day and is taken to come on sufficiently to score here with that experience under his belt. Boots And Spurs has the benefit of a recent run in France when not disgraced whilst Cutting It Fine, Yajber and Zowaina are all potential improvers. The latter looked especially open to progress last time. Noosa Boy and Chronic Flame are interesting newcomers in a contest where the market could prove most informative.
Jumeirah Liberty 33-1 (9-3) Led until over 5f out, weakened over 2f out, 4th of 8, 12l behind Change The Subject (8-12) at Lingfield 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Baileys Strider 2-1fav (8-9) Tracked leaders, outpaced 2f out, ridden well over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, no impression, 5th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Roedean (8-4) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol.
Boots And Spurs 9-1 (9-2) 6th of 16, 4l behind Small Frida (8-12) at Deauville Midi(FR) 6f 3yo stks fbs.
Chronic Flame (TUR) Dubai Destination colt out of All Grain.
Cutting It Fine (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Behind, ran green, reminders before halfway, soon beaten, 8th of 10, 8l behind All Nighter (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 3yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Noosa Boy Pivotal colt out of Maroochydore.
Scripturist Oratorio colt out of Lambroza.
Yajber (USA) 12-1 (8-9) Chased winner until ridden over 1f out, chased leading pair and kept on inside final furlong without threatening, 3rd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Discoverer (8-9) at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (5) pol.
Imtithal (IRE) Invincible Spirit filly out of Dream Time.
Zowaina 9-1 (8-4) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 5th of 9, 8l behind Samedi (8-7) at Lingfield 1m mdn fll (5) pol.