Katy's Secret should go well again having won a claimer over C&D last month but EL DECECY makes more appeal. He found only Global Village, who runs earlier on the card, too good over track and trip last time with today's opponents Spitfire, Elhamri and Efisio Princess behind and is taken to go one better today. Greenhead High has been in better form of late, though one previous victory in 21 starts doesn't boost confidence, and Cyflymder has a chance after going close over 7f at this track in his last couple of starts.
Katy's Secret 11-2 (8-0) Chased leaders on inner, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, driven out, won at Southwell 6f clm stks (6) fbs in Dec beating Stevie Gee (8-8) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Forty Proof (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, never on terms, 10th of 12, 3l behind Hatta Stream (9-3) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
El Dececy (USA) 33-1 (9-3) Led, driven over 2f out, ridden and hard pressed inside final furlong, headed and no extra final 75 yards, 2nd of 14, nk behind Global Village (9-8) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Dec.
Upper Lambourn (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Mid-division far side, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace, no impression final furlong, 7th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Six Wives (9-4) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Dec.
Spitfire 15-2 (9-3) Mid-division, switched outside and headway under pressure over 1f out, ridden and stayed on to chase leaders inside final furlong, no impression, 4th of 14, 1 3/4l behind Global Village (9-8) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Dec.
Elhamri 14-1 (9-3) Led 2f, tracked leaders, ridden to lead again entering final 2f, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Andiamo Via (8-8) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Dec.
Incomparable 20-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, no impression, 6th of 14, 5l behind Global Village (9-8) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Dec.
Sir Louis 25-1 (8-11) Always towards rear, 13th of 14, 10l behind Six Wives (9-4) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Dec.
Sir Mozart (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 12th of 13, 10l behind Russian Ice (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Ace of Spies (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Slowly away, in rear, ridden halfway, some late headway, never nearer, 7th of 10, 6l behind Steelcut (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Efisio Princess 50-1 (9-3) Driven to chase leaders on outside, lost place over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 14, 25l behind Global Village (9-8) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Dec.
Cyflymder (IRE) 6-4fav (9-2) Chased leaders, driven to lead inside final 2f, ridden over 1f out, headed final 100 yards, kept on, 3rd of 8, 3/4l behind Daffydowndilly (9-7) at Southwell 7f hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Dec.
Mazovian (USA) 16-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, under pressure 3f out, soon one pace, 3rd of 10, 9l behind On The Cusp (8-12) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Dec.
Greenhead High 7-2 (9-5) Led, strongly challenged over 2f out, headed entering final furlong, kept on well, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Monte Cassino (8-8) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Dec.