BIG WHISKEY beat subsequent dual winner Amulet at Lingfield on his latest start. He may be up to defying a 4lb rise in this. Bowstar is now 7lb higher than last month's course and distance win though she still went close over a mile here last time and Loud has plenty of scope after finishing fourth over track and trip a fortnight ago on his handicap debut. The Great Gabrial and Dominium have both been beaten off higher marks since winning while Secret Beau continues to find at least one too good and it could be the same story here.
Diamond Belle 14-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders and keen, faded inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 6l behind Mystical Sapphire (9-5) at Kempton 7f fll hcp (4) pol in Oct.
Tidentime (USA) 4-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden and headway 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 10, 12l behind Brocklebank (9-5) at Epsom Downs 7f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Sep.
Secret Beau 6-1 (8-7) Led, headed over 5f out, ridden over 3f out, kept on same pace, no chance with winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 8l behind Tariq Too (9-2) at Newbury 6f hcp 0-90 (3) hvy in Oct.
Dominium (USA) 13-2 (9-2) Took keen hold, held up in rear, headway on wide outside over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, snatched 3rd post, 3rd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Apostle (9-7) at Kempton 7f (4) pol in Oct.
Aye Aye Skipper (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Led and disputed at fast pace, headed halfway, chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 10l behind Olney Lass (8-4) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Sep.
Big Whiskey (IRE) 7-2fav (9-0) Soon chasing leader, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Lingfield 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep beating Amulet (8-11) by 1l, 10 ran.
Mount Hollow 33-1 (8-10) Always towards rear, 15th of 16, 7l behind Trinityelitedotcom (9-1) at Warwick 6f hcp (3) gf in Oct.
Apollo D'negro (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) Held up, ridden and closed 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 5l behind Dominium (8-4) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
The Great Gabrial 7-2 (9-13) Went left start, held up in mid-division, headway on outside over 2f out, soon every chance, went 2nd approaching final furlong, no impression and lost 2nd final 135 yards, 3rd of 12, 5l behind Diplomatic (9-1) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-68 (5) pol in Oct.
Fantasy Gladiator 8-1 (9-7) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, late headway, nearest finish, 7th of 16, 5l behind Amulet (8-12) at Nottingham 1m (5) gd in Oct.
Bajan Bear 25-1 (8-8) Mid-division, never dangerous, 9th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Trinityelitedotcom (9-1) at Warwick 6f hcp (3) gf in Oct.
Valdaw 8-1 (9-0) Mid-division, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 15, 19l behind Generalyse (9-7) at Leicester 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Oct.
Bowstar 7-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, challenged over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 14, nk behind Cape Samba (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Loud 7-2 (8-9) Led early, tracked winner 1f, settled 3rd, ridden and no impression over 1f out, lost 3rd post, 4th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Apostle (9-7) at Kempton 7f (4) pol in Oct.