An open contest complicated further by Mark Johnston running the recent winners Tippy Toes and Baileys Accolade. The former scored over track and trip while the latter won easily at Newcastle. Sassy Rascal is another recent winner having won over 5f at Lingfield while Sparked went close over the latter trip last time and Blaast is not out of this at the weights. But a speculative vote goes the way of GOLDEN SPICE, third at Kempton behind a winner now rated 82 with the runner-up subsequently boosting the form.
Baileys Accolade 2-1jfav (9-0) Close up, going easily 3f out, ridden 2f out, led over 1f out, kept on well final furlong, comfortably, won at Newcastle 6f mdn fll stks (5) pol in Nov beating Midheaven (9-0) by 3 1/4l, 9 ran.
Sassy Rascal (IRE) 5-2 (9-0) Slowly into stride, well off the pace in rear, headway out wide over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, led towards finish, won at Lingfield 5f stks (5) pol in Sep beating Kimngrace (9-0) by nk, 8 ran.
Tippy Toes 7-2 (9-0) Made all, pushed clear over 1f out, well on top final furlong, easily, won at Chelmsford City 6f fll stks (5) pol in Nov beating Amanda Hug'n'kiss (9-7) by 3 3/4l, 13 ran.
Blaast 4-1 (9-0) Led, headed over 2f out, ridden and weakened inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 9l behind Atomise (9-0) at Leicester 6f fll stks (4) sft in Oct.
Golden Spice (USA) 33-1 (8-11) Raced keenly, led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, lost 2nd and one pace final 100 yards, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Golden Warrior (9-7) at Kempton 6f stks (5) pol in Sep.
Rosequiano Equiano filly out of Warden Rose.
Sixth Street (FR) 10-3 (8-12) Prominent, ridden 2f out, hung left and one pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 5l behind Wowzers (9-3) at Bath 5f stks (5) gf in Oct.
Sparked 11-1 (9-0) Chased leading pair, pushed along 2f out, ridden and ran on towards finish, 2nd of 11, nk behind Exclusive Times (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f stks (5) pol in Nov.
Summereyes (IRE) 250-1 (8-12) Towards rear and off pace, made some late headway, 6th of 13, 11 3/4l behind Tippy Toes (9-0) at Chelmsford City 6f fll stks (5) pol in Nov.
Income (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Raced far side, held up towards rear, some late minor headway, never on terms, 13th of 22, 4 1/4l behind Gubbass (8-10) at Newbury 5f stks (2) gf in Jul.
Tillymint (IRE) Galileo Gold filly out of Singora Lady.