The Queen's SEA SHANTY was impressive when landing a gamble on his return to action here two weeks ago. The step up to a mile obviously suited and he can go in again off a 6lb higher mark. Hipster has already won three times but probably lacks the scope of his rivals while Excuse To Linger is sprint bred and had every chance over 7f at Kempton on his comeback. Goodwood Mirage made a winning start at Newmarket in October and the form looks decent. He could be the danger if fully wound-up.
Hipster 5-1 (9-7) Made all, driven 2f out, ridden and hung right well over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, kept on, won at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan beating King George River (8-13) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Goodwood Mirage (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, slightly outpaced over 1f out, rallied to lead inside final furlong, won at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct beating Legal Waves (9-0) by 3/4l, 17 ran.
Excuse To Linger 6-1 (9-3) Towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, went 4th towards finish, 4th of 9, 5l behind Bright Strike (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.
Sea Shanty (USA) 11-4fav (8-13) Held up towards rear, smooth headway on inside over 3f out, chased leaders 2f out, went 2nd 1f out, led final 135 yards, stayed on well, ridden out, won at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr beating Naalatt (9-1) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.