With the exception of Maygo's Joy, who has shown nothing so far, this looks pretty tight. Caerwyn has the past form to figure but Fearless Lad and Pearl Ransom are preferred as they step up in trip. Up Tipp has gone close at Kempton the last twice and is also attempting today's distance for the first time, so another chance goes the way of SECRET SONG. He was returned a losing favourite at Wolverhampton last time but that was only his second start since June, and today could be the day when Sir Mark Prescott's charge comes good.
Caerwyn 10-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders in 3rd, pushed along over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, soon eased, tailed off, last of 4, well behind Hanalei Bay (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Fearless Lad (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Soon led, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 3l behind Run It Twice (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Dec.
Maygo's Joy 25-1 (9-5) Held up, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 11th of 12, 18l behind Big Baz (9-5) at Lingfield 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Pearl Ransom (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Soon led, pushed along and headed 2f out, slightly hampered soon after, no impression on winner over 1f out, weakened to 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 7l behind Pretty Bubbles (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Secret Song 9-4fav (9-2) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, no extra towards finish, 5th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Do More Business (8-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Up Tipp 15-8fav (9-2) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, headed approaching final furlong, soon rallied, kept on well, 2nd of 13, 1l behind Spirit Of Gondree (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp (6) pol in Dec.