EALAIN AIBREAN went close over track and trip on her return from a two-month lay-off and first start for David Evans. She should be sharper for that outing and gets the vote. Oriental Relation made a bold bid from the front over 6f here last time but just failed to hang on. He has every chance today if similar tactics are employed, while better is expected from both Royal Birth and Libra Romana with the experience of recent debut efforts to draw on.
Oriental Relation (IRE) 7-4 (9-5) Led, clear 4f out, ridden 1f out, headed close home, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Angel Flores (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.
Royal Birth 9-1 (9-5) Dwelt held up, never a factor, 7th of 11, 7l behind Alphabet Rap (9-5) at York 5f 2yo mdn (3) gd in Sep.
Annie's Rose 16-1 (8-2) Chased leaders 2f, soon outpaced and behind, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 8th of 10, 11l behind Genuine Quality (9-7) at Southwell 5f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) fbs in Oct.
Ealain Aibrean (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Took keen hold in touch, not clear run over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, never reached winner, 2nd of 6, nk behind Biscuiteer (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Libra Romana (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, under pressure over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 7, 9l behind Nova Champ (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.