If Flipping can hold his form then he should go very close as a 6lb rise for his Windsor win still leaves him on a 6lb lower mark than at his peak last year but there's no guarantee of that given his profile. The consistent Sweet Secret is sure to be popular with a visor replacing blinkers but a more appealing proposition is BLUE MOON. Kevin Ryan's charge narrowly failed to get up over seven furlongs on her penultimate start and appreciated the step back up in trip on Monday; cut in the ground has no problem and she may be able to follow up. It was surprising to see Jaldarshaan sprinting last time following a good run over a mile and she should fare better back over that trip now handicapping whilst Pittodrie Star has form with cut in the ground and could go close if returning to form.
Madame Excelerate 7-1 (9-3) With leader, narrow lead halfway, ridden and headed well over 1f out, chased leading pair and still every chance, outpaced to 5th close home, 5th of 14, 1 1/4l behind Ocean Transit (9-4) at Bath 1m 2f fll hcp (5) gd in Oct.
Flipping 8-1 (8-10) Led early, prominent, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon edged right, ran on, won at Windsor 1m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct beating Lutine Charlie (9-0) by 2 3/4l, 11 ran.
Sweet Secret 9-4fav (9-2) Close up, pushed along 3f out, driven along on outside well over 1f out, kept on under pressure to 4th final 120 yards, 4th of 12, 4l behind Kilburn (9-5) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Pittodrie Star (IRE) 28-1 (8-10) Mid-division on outside, hanging left 3f out, well beaten over 1f out, 15th of 18, 18l behind Bourne (9-8) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Oct.
Tilsworth Glenboy 16-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, switched left and headway over 2f out, led inside final 2f, soon driven, kept on until headed and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Inpursuitoffreedom (8-9) at Newmarket 1m 3yo app hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Oct.
Jaldarshaan (IRE) 5-1 (8-12) Dwelt went left start, tracked leaders, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 13l behind Delaware Dancer (8-12) at Ffos Las 6f mdn stks (5) gd in Oct.
Norville (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Close up, pushed along over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 10th of 12, 10l behind Kilburn (9-5) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Blue Moon 5-2 (9-7) Mid-division, headway on outer over 2f out, ridden to lead entering final furlong, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, held on well towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Inpursuitoffreedom (9-7) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Rezwaan 40-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 2f out, disputing well held 3rd when hung left well over 1f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 10, 14l behind Catbells (8-10) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Oct.
Tasza (USA) 8-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, driven to challenge over 2f out, hung right under pressure over 1f out, one pace, 5th of 11, 5l behind Snow Magic (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Chateau Zara 17-2 (8-11) Chased leading trio, led 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no impression on winner when weakened to 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 13, 2l behind Leitzu (9-2) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Oct.
Gibraltar Lass (USA) 50-1 (8-6) Raced stands side, merged with far side halfway, soon behind, 12th of 15, 21l behind Bathwick Xaara (8-6) at Leicester 6f fll hcp (5) hvy in Oct.