If - and it must be considered an if - INPURSUITOFFREEDOM can translate her recent turf improvement to this surface then she'd look a good thing here. Richard Hughes' mount travelled supremely well on her way to victory at Newmarket on Friday and escapes a penalty for that success, one which saw her and the second horse pull a good way clear. The concern would have to be that she seems to have relished racing on an easy surface on turf but it is difficult to oppose her from a handicapping perspective. In what may prove a Hanagan v Hughes battle, Blue Moon looks the biggest threat having just failed to get up over seven here last time, although a 4lb rise isn't ideal. Spirit Of Love and the visored Capacity need close inspection in the market while the consistent Powerful Pierre probably finds this trip a stretch.
Blue Moon 8-1 (8-11) Mid-division, headway entering final 2f, ridden and ran towards finish, just failed, 2nd of 11, ns behind Sir Bruno (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Powerful Pierre 33-1 (9-6) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 2f out, not trouble leaders, 7th of 12, 5l behind Lord Of The Dance (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct.
Inpursuitoffreedom 3-1fav (8-9) Held up in rear, smooth headway on outside over 2f out, ridden and effort over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong to lead towards finish, won at Newmarket 1m 3yo app hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Oct beating Tilsworth Glenboy (8-9) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Orpen Arms (IRE) 9-2 (8-11) Pushed along on leaving the stalls, always in rear, last of 7, 22l behind Fibs And Flannel (8-12) at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
Spirit Of Love (IRE) 28-1 (9-3) In rear, never a factor, 9th of 13, 10l behind Piano (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Penrod Ballantyne (IRE) 50-1 (8-6) Slowly into stride and always behind, 8th of 10, 13l behind Tamarind Hill (8-2) at Pontefract 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Bizarrely (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders halfway, every chance when pushed left and badly bumped rival 2f out, weakened soon after, 11th of 15, 24l behind Rodrigo De Freitas (9-0) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Oct.
Capacity (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, ridden into 8th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Intyre Trail (9-0) at Dundalk 1m Apprentice Handicap (47-65) (3yo+) pol in Oct.
Ajool (USA) 28-1 (8-11) Held up in rear, pushed along over 2f out, soon edging left, never near leaders, 8th of 12, 9l behind Rosedale (9-1) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Oct.
Director General (USA) 18-1 (8-13) Towards rear, ridden over 3f out, tailed off, 13th of 14, 40l behind Cherry Bee (9-4) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Sep.
Ruby Dazzler 50-1 (8-12) Outpaced in rear, some late headway, never on terms, 5th of 11, 12l behind Qamar (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Angelena Ballerina (IRE) 4-1fav (8-10) Raced in rear, headway when hampered over 1f out, soon eased, 10th of 11, 13l behind Snow Magic (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Princess Of Troy (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, under pressure halfway, soon weakened, last of 9, 18l behind Safina (9-0) at Chester 7f 3yo fll mdn (4) gs in May.