Amary has failed to improve despite dropping down the weights but Always Dazzling has possibilities judged on her best form on the turf if taking to the Fibresand. EXOPUNTIA looks the safest option. A winner over a mile here last month, she had today's rival Positivity behind when runner-up last time and gets the vote with a decent claimer on board to ease her burden. Montego Breeze and Noble Attitude have shown little to recommend them here.
Amary (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Held up, ridden over 2f out, kept on, not troubled leaders, 4th of 8, 21l behind Dubai Hills (8-9) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Dec.
Always Dazzling 6-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 14, 12l behind Northern Flyer (9-0) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Sep.
Exopuntia 9-4fav (9-3) Prominent, led 5f out, ridden 2f out, headed 1f out, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 13, 4 1/2l behind Bentley (9-5) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Dec.
Positivity 12-1 (9-1) Held up, not clear run on inside 5f out, headway 3f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 8l behind Bentley (9-5) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Dec.
Montego Breeze 14-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, outpaced 3f out, weakened 2f out, 6th of 7, 19l behind Zarius (8-9) at Southwell 1m hcp (0-55) (6) fbs.
Noble Attitude 33-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 11, 9l behind Batgirl (9-5) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Sep.