Waterford Star has shown little in two starts but may be capable of more against this opposition on his first start on the artificial whilst Frosty Friday is entitled to improve after running very green on debut. This is a much easier race for ESCALA who never looked involved in The Radley Stakes at Newbury in October but she was progressing well prior to this and the step-up to a mile looks well within her grasps. She gets the tentative vote but Ibn Bajjah could well be good enough to take this on debut for Godolphin. He is a half-brother to plenty of winners and his dam won over this sort of trip. He is expected to progress over time as confirmed by his Derby entry and Saeed Bin Suroor's record with juveniles speaks for itself. However, racecourse experience could be enough to seal it for Escala. X Rated is progressing nicely and shouldn't be discounted whilst Ice Nelly is worth a market check on only her third career start.
Bertie Blu Boy 100-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, never dangerous, last of 13, 28l behind Spyder (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 2yo mdn (5) hvy.
Bobby Dazzler (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) Dwelt, held up towards rear and keen, ridden 4f out, never dangerous, 10th of 11, 29l behind Elas Diamond (8-12) at Nottingham 1m 2yo mdn (5) gd in Oct.
Bodie 50-1 (9-3) Held up mid-division, weakened over 2f out, last of 11, well behind Colour Vision (9-3) at Thirsk 1m 2yo mdn (4) gf in Aug.
Final Liberation (FR) 125-1 (9-3) Mid-division, lost place and reminders over 4f out, 9th of 13, 19l behind Spyder (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 2yo mdn (5) hvy.
Ibn Bajjah (FR) King's Best colt out of Grecian Slipper.
Szabo's Destiny 66-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, lost place when switched right 5f out, soon behind, no impression after, 5th of 9, 20l behind Encore Une Annee (8-12) at Southwell 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) fbs.
Waterford Star (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Dwelt, behind, soon outpaced, never a factor, 7th of 11, 23l behind Our Dynasty (9-0) at Musselburgh 1m 2yo mdn (3) gs in Oct.
X Rated 66-1 (9-3) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed just over 1f out, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Encore Une Annee (8-12) at Southwell 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) fbs.
Escala 100-1 (8-12) Raced far side chased leaders, hung right 3f out, weakened 2f out, 11th of 14, 17l behind Zoowraa (8-12) at Newbury 7f 2yo fll Listed stks (1) gs in Oct.
Frosty Friday 66-1 (9-0) Dwelt, towards rear, hung right over 2f out, never dangerous, 8th of 11, 7l behind Little Curtsey (9-0) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol.
Ice Nelly (IRE) 9-1 (8-6) Raced keenly in mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, never on terms, 4th of 11, 6l behind Twice Bitten (8-11) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (4) pol in Oct.
Melody Belle (IRE) 150-1 (8-11) In touch, outpaced 2f out, weakened final furlong, 15th of 18, 12l behind Qushchi (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo fll mdn (4) gs in Oct.
The Absent Mare 250-1 (9-0) Always in rear, last of 9, 34l behind Aneedah (9-0) at Yarmouth 1m 2yo fll mdn (5) sft in Oct.