Aye Aye Skipper has improved with every run and has decent claims on his latest second at Kempton. He's preferred to the more exposed Imperial Spirit and Ella Motiva, who ran below par at Chester last time. MAGIQUE was beaten only a short-head at Warwick last month when six lengths clear of the third and she gets the vote to go one better in this. Minimee is worth a second glance but fellow newcomer Call Me Marilyn is out of a prolific dam and could prove best of the debutants.
Aye Aye Skipper (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 2nd close home, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Living The Life (8-6) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Oct.
Carrera 25-1 (9-3) In rear, niggled along 3f out, brief effort over 2f out, no impression, well beaten over 1f out, 7th of 8, 14l behind Homage (9-3) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Hazza The Jazza 40-1 (9-3) Slowly away, in rear and never a factor, 11th of 16, 17l behind Azrur (9-3) at Doncaster 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Imperial Spirit 10-3 (9-3) Soon pushed along in touch, stayed on to one pace 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 3l behind Kodatish (9-3) at Bath 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gd in Aug.
Minimee Dubai Destination gelding out of Malaaq.
Mount Tiger Tiger Hill colt out of Fly Me To The Moon.
Call Me Marilyn (USA) Henny Hughes filly out of Ball Gown.
Ella Motiva (IRE) 11-2 (8-11) Chased leaders, lost place over 2f out, last of 9, 24l behind Mandeville (8-8) at Chester 7f 2yo mdn aut (4) gd in Aug.
Good As New 50-1 (8-12) Dwelt always in rear, last of 13, 20l behind Wadi Al Hattawi (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Magique (IRE) 5-6fav (9-0) Pulled hard, prominent, led over 2f out, edged right and ridden over 1f out, headed towards finish, 2nd of 9, shd behind Iberis (9-0) at Warwick 7f 2yo stks (5) sft in Oct.
Shesthecaptain (IRE) 100-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, last of 15, 46l behind Silkelly (9-0) at Thirsk 6f 2yo stks (5) gs in Sep.
Smart Alice 20-1 (8-7) Mid-division, pushed along and weakened over 2f out, 9th of 14, 13l behind Birdlover (8-4) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Oct.