PEACE IN OUR TIME has been threatening to open his account and had Dubai Emerald behind when third at Kempton earlier this month. He's subsequently finished runner-up at this track and the lightly-raced four-year-old gets the vote to go one better. Liberty Love finished ahead of Crimson Monarch here before going very close at Lingfield and is not without a chance and Rasteau could figure stepping up in trip.
Grey Command (USA) 9-1 (9-1) Always in rear, 8th of 9, 10l behind Nay Secret (7-11) at Thirsk 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jun.
Gabrial's Hope (FR) 4-1 (9-0) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 11, 6l behind Kames Park (9-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f Handicap (0-63) (4yo+) (6) pol.
Asterales 10-1 (9-7) Behind, some late headway, never on terms, 5th of 8, 6l behind Sweet Liberta (9-8) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Liberty Love (IRE) 2-1fav (9-2) Held up towards rear, headway 3f out, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, stayed on to lead narrowly well inside final furlong, headed and dropped to 3rd final strides, 3rd of 10, nk behind Wom (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Speed Steed (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Soon led, headed and weakened from before straight, 17th of 18, 29l behind Tinas Exhibition (9-3) at Tipperary 1m 4f hcp 47-65 sft in Apr '11.
Crimson Monarch (USA) 33-1 (8-12) Mid-division, headway when hampered over 2f out, stayed on well closing stages, nearest finish, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Easydoesit (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-52 (6) pol.
Richo 33-1 (8-7) Dwelt, always behind, 10th of 13, 8l behind Norwegian Reward (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Rasteau (IRE) 50-1 (8-2) Held up in rear, never a factor, 6th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Chella Thriller (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Peace In Our Time 11-8fav (8-8) Chased leader until over 8f out, remained in 3rd, not clear run and switched sharply left over 2f out, went 2nd again well over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 2nd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Nolecce (9-7) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Dubai Emerald (USA) 50-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders in 4th, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 4l behind Easydoesit (9-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Merevale 80-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, lost place over 5f out, well behind over 3f out, tailed off, last of 6, 41l behind Last Fighter (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 3yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.