Sexy Secret could only manage third over track and trip last time. He finished behind higher-rated rivals than he faces here but a chance is taken SLINKY MCVELVET will handle today's surface and she's just preferred. The latter won a claimer at Wolverhampton last month and has been placed in soft ground on the Turf. Paddy's Bay never threatened when fourth on the Polytrack recently and Maupiti Express has a better chance on today's terms if taking to the track.
Maupiti Express (FR) 16-1 (8-10) In touch, ridden 3f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 7l behind Nice Arty (8-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo clm stks (6) pol.
Paddy's Bay 20-1 (8-13) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, soon headed, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 4l behind Earthflight (8-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Oct.
L'es Fremantle (FR) 100-1 (8-4) Soon outpaced, last of 7, 44l behind Bousfield (8-10) at Southwell 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) fbs in Nov.
Sexy Secret 9-4fav (8-11) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 3f out, ridden and effort 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression in 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 6l behind Stoney Quine (8-10) at Southwell 7f 2yo clm stks (6) fbs in Nov.
Slinky Mcvelvet 5-1 (9-3) Awkwardly away in touch in rear, headway under pressure on outer over 2f out, no impresssion from over 1f out, 4th of 6, 11l behind Rural Affair (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Worcharlie'slass 66-1 (8-2) Held up, ridden over 3f out, no impression, 7th of 8, 14l behind Nice Arty (8-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo clm stks (6) pol.