LIBERTY LADY is a solid option in the finale. Danzoe can represent good value for a place in the frame, while Flouncing and Excellent Thought are others worth bearing in mind. Excellent Thought was just behind Imjin River when last seen out and has a bit to find on a literal reading of that effort. However, he is open to a bit more improvement than his old rival and makes more appeal at the likely odds on this occasion. Flouncing will benefit from the 'Fallon Factor' and is one to bear in mind if the pre-race betting market produces some positive vibes. She is well treated in comparison to her all-weather rating, so it would hardly be a bolt from the blue where she to find the turf to her liking tonight. Danzoe is a more adventurous suggestion, as he may not be the most straightforward of characters. The first-time blinkers might help to sort him out, though. And again he is worth noting in the betting. However, Liberty lady, who comfortably held Six Diamonds in an encounter at Kempton in May, is a tough individual that is thriving on being kept busy. The Des Donovan-trained filly is versatile regarding the surface and, as she has a proven willingness to battle, she is taken to have the most determination when push comes to shove.
Liberty Lady (IRE) 11-4fav (9-7) Went right start, with leaders, ridden and edged right inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 5th of 11, 1 3/4l behind Commanche Raider (9-7) at Newcastle 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Excellent Thought 9-4fav (9-3) Held up in rear, headway towards inner over 2f out, driven to chase leaders over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Imjin River (8-13) at Kempton 6f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Six Diamonds 11-2 (9-0) Chased leader, challenged 2f out, ridden to lead 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Kingsgate Choice (9-1) at Ffos Las 5f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Imjin River (IRE) 7-2 (8-13) Keen tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 7, 7l behind London Gold (9-4) at Leicester 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Flouncing (IRE) 3-1fav (9-7) Held up in mid-division, headway 2f out, chased leading duo over 1f out, stayed on to press for 2nd inside final furlong, no impression on winner, 3rd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Al Khimiya (9-5) at Kempton 7f 3yo flls hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Danzoe (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) In rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 3rd close home, 3rd of 8, 1l behind Drift And Dream (9-8) at Sandown 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Captain Coke (IRE) 15-2 (9-4) In touch, pushed along halfway, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on to lead final 75 yards, won going away, won at Kempton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) pol beating Island Legend (9-7) by 1l, 11 ran.
Tom Folan 4-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, short of room and snatched up well over 2f out, ran on under pressure entering final furlong until unable to quicken towards finish, 4th of 6, 1 3/4l behind Lucky Flyer (9-5) at Bath 5f fll hcp (5) gf.
Taborcillo 7-1 (9-6) Chased leaders,ridden 2f out, headway and challenged on outer inside final furlong, held near finish, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Patch Patch (9-7) at Ayr 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.