ACCLAIM THE NATION has run the two best races of his career when fresh, including on the Tapeta at Newcastle. He has a high cruising speed which is a plus at this tight track and looks overpriced given that this run should be the best time to catch him. Bosham would be a huge danger if he is able to get a soft lead on the front end. It’s nearly two years since he won on synthetics, but he’s dropped to a very dangerous mark. Liquid hasn’t found as much off the bridle as looked likely in his recent starts, but he travels well in his races and this sharper five furlong test may allow him to see out the contest a little stronger.