Windsor sprints can be trappy and this looks no exception with luck in-running often a big factor. Course winner Gladiatrix looks an obvious contender as she seeks a sixth win in her last seven outings, especially as she's equally at home over 5f or 6f. Another prominent showing must be anticipated but we'll go with NOCTURN here as the Noseda gelding has only had the five runs in three seasons and seems sure to progress considerably on achievements to date. He ran really well when just failing to rein in The Tichborne at Lingfield after an absence of over seven months and should be spot-on now off an acceptable handicap mark. Links Drive Lady had a fine time last season and will be a threat if fully wound up first time back, whilst Mezzotint and the consistent Jack My Boy also merit respect.
Elusive Flame 14-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden and chased winner inside final furlong, stayed on well towards finish, always held, 2nd of 14, nk behind Haamaat (8-13) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Nov.
Poole Harbour (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Led stands side, pushed along over 3f out, hung right and merged with far side, soon weakened, last of 14, 17l behind Gabriel's Lad (8-10) at Ascot 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) sft in Oct.
Mezzotint (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Mid-division, weakened 2f out, 8th of 9, 6l behind Farmleigh House (9-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Jan.
Barons Spy (IRE) 40-1 (8-8) Always towards rear, 5th of 6, 11l behind Prodigality (8-8) at Warwick 6f stks (3) gs.
Democretes 14-1 (9-5) Behind, headway over 1f out, ran on final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 11, 1 1/4l behind Khawatim (9-5) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-90) (3) pol in Mar.
Lexi's Hero (IRE) 3-1fav (9-1) Ridden to lead, driven 3f out, headed 1f out, edged right inside final furlong, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Ajjaadd (9-1) at Leicester 5f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Sep.
Charlotte Rosina 16-1 (8-7) Led far side and overall leader, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 14, 5l behind Gabriel's Lad (8-10) at Ascot 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) sft in Oct.
Harrison George (IRE) 25-1 (7-11) Tracked leaders, ridden halfway, kept on one pace, 8th of 20, 4 1/2l behind Move In Time (8-10) at Doncaster 6f hcp (2) gd.
Frog Hollow 8-1 (8-12) Dwelt soon switched left start, in rear, never on terms, 9th of 11, 5l behind Monsieur Chevalier (9-6) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Ashpan Sam 7-2fav (9-4) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on towards finish, just failed, 2nd of 11, ns behind Half A Billion (8-8) at Catterick 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Jack My Boy (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 4th of 6, 7l behind Prodigality (8-8) at Warwick 6f stks (3) gs.
Nocturn 6-4fav (9-7) Tracked leader, not clear run over 1f out, soon switched right to challenge, every chance closing stages, kept on well, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind The Tichborne (9-0) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Gladiatrix 9-1 (8-3) Tracked leaders, led just inside final furlong, ridden and ran on, won at Southwell 5f hcp 0-95 (3) fbs beating Royal Bajan (8-10) by nk, 9 ran.
Links Drive Lady 9-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway on inside over 1f out, ridden and kept on towards finish, not trouble leaders, 5th of 13, 1 1/2l behind Schoolmaster (9-3) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Italian Tom (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Held up, pushed along halfway, never a factor, 6th of 7, 4l behind Kakatosi (9-5) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
My Kingdom (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway when not clear run over 1f out, soon no impression, 8th of 13, 3l behind Numeral (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.