Constantine was less than convincing when attempting today's trip for the first time and maiden race winner Sweet P makes more appeal. Excellent Royale is preferred to the more exposed Madame Mirasol while soft ground was against Baileys Forever last time and she has claims on her earlier win at Thirsk. Nothing went right for CAPTAIN SECRET in much better company at Newmarket recently, but she'd landed a double including a win at Kempton before that. Marco Botti's filly gets the nod in a tight handicap.
Constantine 12-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders on inside, ridden over 1f out, hanging left and no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 5l behind Never To Be (8-13) at Kempton 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Captain Secret 10-1 (8-3) Not much room start, soon tracking leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, last of 12, 27l behind Autumn Lily (9-7) at Newmarket 7f 2yo fll hcp (2) gf in Sep.
Baileys Forever 14-1 (9-3) Prominent, ridden when weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 27l behind Firecruise (9-4) at Yarmouth 7f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Sweet P 3-1 (8-8) Tracked leader, challenged over 2f out, led over 1f out, ran on to go clear inside final furlong, won at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct beating Mr Wickfield (8-13) by 2 1/4l, 7 ran.
Jeremos (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, raced wide early, soon recovered to chase leaders, pushed along in 4th over 2f out, wide on home turn, soon weakened, 5th of 8, 13l behind Hunters Creek (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Aug.
Madame Mirasol (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, led inside final furlong, headed closing stages, no extra, 2nd of 13, nk behind Zugzwang (9-1) at Lingfield 7f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol.
Excellent Royale (IRE) 80-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, faded final furlong, 7th of 13, 6l behind Seagull Star (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 2yo mdn (4) gf in Oct.
Thundering Cloud (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Terhaab (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Penny's Boy 33-1 (8-6) Held up, ridden over 1f out, kept on towards finish, never nearer, 6th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Outback Traveller (8-11) at Lingfield 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.