LIBERTY LOVE has the best recent form with a second at Wolverhampton to Easydoesit, who has since won again, and Shaun Harley's charge gets the token vote. Roman Senate is not the most reliable but capable at this level on his day while Here Comes Jeanie's latest fourth to Irene Kennet will look better if the latter runs well in the previous race. If You Whisper has yet to show any improvement for his tumble down the weights and My Manikato showed nothing on his return from a lengthy absence.
Esteem 20-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace, almost got 2nd, no chance with winner, 3rd of 4, 14l behind Stand Guard (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f clm stks (6) pol.
My Manikato 14-1 (9-7) Dwelt, mid-division, headway over 3f out, soon beaten, 11th of 13, 39l behind Hydrant (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Jun.
If You Whisper (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Led after 2f, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, no chance with winner when lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Icelander (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 4f clm stks (6) pol in Dec.
Sovento (GER) 14-1 (8-11) Held up, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 14l behind Bertie Blu Boy (8-7) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Liberty Love (IRE) 3-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, switched right over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Easydoesit (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-52 (6) pol.
Roman Senate (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, soon lost place, kept on same pace under pressure inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 3l behind Sweet Liberta (8-11) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Before Bruce 33-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, never involved, 8th of 13, 22l behind Coup De Grace (9-1) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Broughton Place 25-1 (8-10) In rear, headway on outer over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, no impression final furlong, 7th of 12, 5l behind Honest Strike (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Total Obsession 50-1 (8-0) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never near leaders, 8th of 13, 8l behind Oneiric (8-9) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jun.
Nurse Dominatrix (IRE) 11-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 5l behind Big Sylv (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Dec.
Here Comes Jeanie 50-1 (8-3) Held up towards rear, ridden and struggling 3f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on to 4th inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 12, 6l behind Irene Kennet (8-10) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Fleeting Indian (IRE) 80-1 (8-7) Mid-division, pushed along 5f out, soon lost place, tailed off, 11th of 12, well behind Panettone (9-4) at Brighton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.