Not a particularly warm maiden on paper and one where COMMANDINGPRESENCE is taken to get back to form and have the beating of Emirates World. Both of the leading players disappointed when last seen on the racecourse, with the selection, who had made a pleasing debut, flattering to deceive when tried here over a mile. The drop back in trip is probably a plus for now, and Brian Meehan's filly looks to have enough ability to make it third time lucky. Emirates World has left Godolphin's care and moved north to Mark Johnston since being thrashed in a Great Leighs maiden in November. This trip should suit, and the change of scenery will hopefully have helped, but until we have seen him produce more he looks best watched. Misyaar continues in maidens and she has not yet fully revealed her hand. She is dropped back in trip today and that may just suit for the short term. It's A Mans World was runner-up in a 6f seller here last time but you wouldn't dismiss his chances of taking home some more prize money, though Commandingpresence is the one for us.
Would I Lie To You 50-1 (10-0) Held up in touch, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 9, 33l behind Cool Hand Jake (8-8) at Kempton 1m mdn stk (5) pol.
Banda Sea (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) Took keen hold, held up in rear, no progress final 2f, 8th of 11, 8l behind Truism (9-3) at Goodwood 7f 2yo mdn auc (5) gf in Oct.
El Bravo Falbrav colt out of Alessandra.
Emirates World (IRE) 13-2 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, beaten and came wide into straight soon after, heavily eased from over 1f out, last of 15, well behind Father Time (9-0) at Great Leighs 1m 2yo mdn (4) pol in Nov.
It's A Mans World 11-8fav (8-12) Steadied start, headway on inside over 1f out, pressed winner inside final furlong, every chance, no extra and outpaced near finish, 2nd of 9, nk behind Raimond Ridge (8-12) at Lingfield 6f 3yo sll (6) pol.
Mystic Touch Systematic gelding out of Lycius Touch.
Pipers Piping (IRE) Noverre colt out of Monarchy.
West Kirk Alhaarth colt out of Naughty Crown.
Commandingpresence (USA) 4-5fav (8-12) In touch, pressed leaders 3f out, effort 2f out, every chance, soon hanging left, not quicken over 1f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 12, 3 1/2l behind The Mumbo (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 3yo mdn aut (5) pol.
Meg Jicaro 40-1 (8-5) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 11l behind Kheley (9-0) at W'hampton 5f 3yo hcp (6) pol.
Misyaar (IRE) 11-1 (8-2) Close up on outside, ridden to lead just over 2f out, no extra when headed inside final furlong, weakened quickly towards finish, 5th of 11, 5l behind Thief of Time (8-8) at Lingfield 1m mdn stk (5) pol.