LIBERAL LADY scored over C&D a fortnight ago and gets the tentative vote to follow up. She had Imaginary Diva and Thorpe Bay well behind on that occasion with Scommettitrice back in fourth and the latter has since gone close at Wolverhampton. Mambo Spirit is capable at this level but ended last year in woeful form while C&D winner Slatey Hen is another with the past form to figure but is struggling to find her best at the minute.
Liberal Lady 8-1 (9-3) Made all, hard driven over 1f out, weakened closing stages, just held on, won at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec beating Volcanic Dust (9-5) by shd, 10 ran.
Mambo Spirit (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) Always behind, outpaced 3f out, last of 12, 12l behind Belinsky (8-13) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.
Scommettitrice (IRE) 11-1 (8-12) Disputed lead, ridden 2f out, headed and no extra well inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 3/4l behind M J Woodward (9-4) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-62 (6) pol in Dec.
Imaginary Diva 6-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, weakened well over 1f out, 7th of 10, 5l behind Liberal Lady (9-3) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Russian Bullet 13-2 (9-3) Mid-division on outer, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 6l behind Sunrise Dance (9-4) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Thorpe Bay 100-1 (9-4) Dwelt, chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 10th of 12, 11l behind Sunrise Dance (9-4) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Slatey Hen (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) In touch, ridden halfway, kept on same pace, 5th of 7, 6l behind Amazing Win (8-7) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Johnny Splash (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Chased leader, ridden and lost 2nd over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 7th of 10, 14l behind Pharoh Jake (9-4) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Dec.
Spoof Master (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 5th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Blueberry Fizz (9-0) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar.
Imogen Louise (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Led, headed 2f out, edged right 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 10, 19l behind Sandy Lane (9-0) at Lingfield 7f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Dec.