Swinger disappointed on this surface back in August, but Burning Passion and Dubai Sunshine are worth noting on their Fibresand debuts. King's Wharf and Cape Safari look to have the best form on Polytrack and may well be involved in the finish if handling the track, while Linroyale Boy and Zenaad are newcomers to keep an eye on. However, the tentative vote in a tricky maiden goes to HENRY GEORGE, who was unfancied and ran accordingly on his debut at Redcar in October, but his dam won her only start on Fibresand and much better is expected of Mark Johnston's charge today.
Linroyale Boy (USA) Giant's Causeway gelding out of Welcometotheworld.
Somerset Island (IRE) 66-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, under pressure halfway, soon weakened, 5th of 10, 12l behind Ecossaise (9-9) at Southwell 1m mdn stks (5) fbs.
Swinger 6-1 (9-0) Chased winner until 4f out, weakened 3f out, 8th of 12, 22l behind Beechcraft Baron (9-0) at Southwell 7f mdn stks (5) fbs in Aug.
Apassionforfashion 66-1 (8-9) Slow into stride, keen in rear, ridden halfway, behind final 2f, last of 7, 21l behind Ingleby Arch (9-0) at Southwell 7f sell stks (6) fbs.
Ruby Doo Imperial Dancer filly out of On Cloud Nine.
Burning Passion 50-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, never dangerous, 7th of 10, 13l behind Canary Wharf (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Dubai Sunshine (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, never on terms, 5th of 11, 7l behind Third Half (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Henry George 14-1 (9-3) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 13th of 14, 27l behind Right Divine (9-3) at Redcar 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Oct.
King's Wharf (IRE) 200-1 (8-12) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 5l behind Baccarat (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Dec.
Zenaad (USA) Henny Hughes gelding out of Lady Cruella.
Cape Safari (IRE) 7-2 (8-12) Prominent, driven to challenge over 2f out, stayed on same pace approaching final furlong, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Ex Oriente (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Dewala Deportivo filly out of Fuwala.