Captain Caroline came good at Wolverhampton last time and may be improving. She's 5lb higher here but that shouldn't prevent another good run and Mike Murphy's filly looks the danger to WALL STREET BOSS. James Fanshawe's gelding clearly found 1m1f too sharp last time and will almost certainly step up on what he's shown so far now going handicapping. Stiff Upper Lip won here last year and is starting to come down the weights again while Gamble has shown enough to suggest she'll be winning soon in this grade.
Gamble 5-1 (8-5) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd over 5f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 5l behind Wizara (8-12) at Ripon 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gd in Sep.
Stiff Upper Lip (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Held up, ridden and headway over 2f out, no impression over 1f out, 9th of 13, 9l behind Eric The Grey (8-13) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
King's Request (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Head over side of stalls as gates opened and very slowly away, behind, plugged on final furlong, never any chance, 7th of 12, 13l behind Magika (9-6) at Windsor 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct.
Echo Brava 20-1 (9-1) Dwelt, held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, one pace, 7th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Typhon (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Wall Street Boss (USA) 4-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, held up and behind, headway over 1f out, kept on to modest 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 12l behind Mahdiyah (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct.
Captain Caroline 12-1 (8-13) Led after 2f, made rest, ridden over 1f out, kept on, driven out, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct beating Train Hard (8-11) by 2 1/2l, 10 ran.
Ravens Nest 7-2 (9-7) Went right start, tracked leader until ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 17l behind Brynford (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.