Dandys Perier beat Razin' Hell by only a head over track and trip last month. They're closely matched once again though a visor replaces the more usual cheekpieces on the latter. Hot Stock has had a break since finishing fifth here in August and will need more to figure, while little separated Sweet Angelica and Day Star Lad when finishing third and fourth respectively at Wolverhampton last time. DEFINITE SECRET has raced without success on the Polytrack so far but her yard's good strike rate at this course suggests she can make her presence felt and James Tate's filly gets a tentative vote.
Definite Secret 9-2 (8-11) Led, driven and headed insie final 2f, kept on same pace, no chance with winner when lost 2nd inside final furlong, dropped to 4th towards finish, 4th of 5, 12l behind Jacquotte Delahaye (8-8) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Nov.
Day Star Lad 20-1 (9-5) Towards rear, ridden inside final furlong, kept on, 4th of 8, 2l behind Kinkohyo (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Sweet Angelica 8-1 (9-0) Chased leader until over 3f out, ridden entering final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Kinkohyo (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Hot Stock (FR) 5-1 (9-7) Held up, ridden and outpaced over 3f out, stayed on inside final furlong, no impression, 5th of 8, 3l behind Mornin Mr Norris (8-3) at Southwell 6f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Aug.
Genax (IRE) 100-1 (8-7) Towards rear, never a factor, 7th of 10, 9l behind Royal Banker (9-5) at Newcastle 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Dandys Perier (IRE) 6-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 4th of 8, 2l behind Honey Meadow (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Razin' Hell 10-1 (9-0) With leader, led after 2f, ridden 3f out, headed 2f out, kept on same pace, no chance with winner from over 1f out, 2nd of 6, 14l behind Resolute (9-0) at Southwell 7f 2yo nov stks (5) fbs in Nov.
Royal Bushida 16-1 (8-11) Towards rear, ridden halfway, never a factor, 6th of 8, 12l behind Trinity Lorraine (8-1) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Mavree (IRE) 66-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened soon after, 11th of 12, 14l behind Dark Crystal (7-13) at Redcar 7f 2yo clm (6) sft in Oct.