Admirable Duchess has been raised 5lb for her win at Lingfield, but has more scope for improvement than another recent Lingfield winner Ajjaadd. She had Wooden King behind last time and could make the frame again, but Your Gifted has been lumbered with an 11lb rise in the weights for her recent good form and was beaten at Folkestone on Thursday. NIGHT AFFAIR found only Ritual, who runs earlier on the card, too good at Sandown last time. A line through fourth-placed Macdillon gives her the beating of today's rival Taurus Twins and David Arbuthnot's mare gets the vote.
Secret Millionaire (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Behind, never dangerous, 12th of 16, 12l behind Burning Thread (9-1) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jun.
Taurus Twins 5-2fav (9-7) Took keen hold, chased leaders on rail, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Living It Large (9-4) at Windsor 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Admirable Duchess 3-1 (9-12) Made all, soon raced under stand side rail, ridden and ran on final furlong, won at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May beating Wooden King (9-7) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Your Gifted (IRE) 10-11fav (9-4) Went right start, headway to track leader 3f out, shaken up to lead approaching final furlong, idled towards finish, headed post, 2nd of 5, hd behind Musical Bridge (9-11) at Folkestone 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Night Affair 14-1 (9-3) Raced on rail, pressed leader, led 2f out, ridden and kept on from over 1f out, headed and not pace of winner final 100 yards, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Ritual (9-12) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
High Spice (USA) 16-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 9, 7l behind Hypnosis (8-1) at Doncaster 5f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Wooden King (IRE) 10-3fav (9-3) Led, strongly challenged over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, faded, 3rd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Maze (8-10) at Salisbury 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Fantasy Explorer 8-1 (9-6) Slihght lead until 2f out, ridden and one pace when hung right over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 4l behind Ritual (9-12) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Ajjaadd (USA) 15-8fav (9-9) Raced keenly tracking leaders, switched left to challenge over 1f out, driven to lead inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jun beating Grandmas Dream (9-6) by shd, 4 ran.
Cape Royal 14-1 (9-7) Chased leaders over 3f, last of 7, 14l behind Dreamacha (9-7) at Leicester 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.