Scribe and Easydoesit have the best recent form though that's not saying much in this company. They finished first and second respectively over C&D last time but were separated by only a neck and there's little to choose between them here. A chance is taken on ICY QUIET as she did much better on her first run since May and debut for David O'Meara when beaten a couple of lengths over C&D last month and won't have to improve much to land this. Pass The Time was in good form over hurdles at the end of last year and can be given a chance on his earlier win on the Flat at Folkestone.
Liberty Love (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders on inner, 5th halfway, no extra over 4f out, weakened, tailed off, 11th of 13, well behind Face Value (9-9) at Tramore 1m 6f hcp 47-65 sft in Oct.
Scribe (IRE) 9-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, ridden over 3f out, headway over 2f out, led inside final furlong, held on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec beating Easydoesit (8-11) by nk, 12 ran.
Prince Freddie 25-1 (9-8) Chased leader until ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 14l behind The Wonga Coup (9-2) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Sep.
Nolecce 16-1 (9-4) Led 2f, chased leaders, weakened approaching final 3f, 9th of 12, 18l behind Irene Kennet (8-10) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Easydoesit (IRE) 18-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, squeezed through and every chance inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 12, nk behind Scribe (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Icy Quiet 6-1 (8-10) Tracked winner until over 6f out, tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 11, 1 3/4l behind El Bravo (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Dubai Emerald (USA) 50-1 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden and outpaced on outside 3f out, behind final 2f, last of 9, 41l behind Harry Buckle (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Dec.
Crimson Monarch (USA) 25-1 (8-10) Stumbled and unseated rider start, in a race won by Honest Strike (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec, 12 ran.
Sacco D'oro 28-1 (8-3) Prominent, outpaced over 2f out, no impression after, 7th of 12, 8l behind Scribe (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Hurricane Spear 9-1 (8-7) Always towards rear, 9th of 11, 23l behind Final Liberation (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun '11.
Pass The Time 16-1 (8-8) Raced wide close up, ridden 4f out, weakened 2f out, 9th of 13, 11l behind Hard Road (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Gangsterbanksters (FR) 11-2 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, kept on well, never on terms, 4th of 7, 12l behind Barathea Dancer (8-10) at Redcar 1m 2f sell stks (6) hvy in Oct.