Exceeding Power continued his run of placed efforts with a third at Chelmsford while Ripinto showed signs of a resurgence with a second over 6f here a week ago. With Approval won a lower grade contest over track and trip recently and is upped 3lb and the unpredictable Royal Normandy is due one of his better efforts with Rob Hornby taking 5lb off his back today. But a chance is taken on QUITE SMART returning to winning ways given Bob Cowell's filly faces an easier task after a couple of outings at Newmarket and has more scope than most of these.
Quite Smart (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 10, 5 1/4l behind Akeed Champion (9-7) at Newmarket 7f hcp (4) gd in Aug.
Royal Normandy 16-1 (8-10) Led 2f, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakening when edged left over 1f out, 11th of 13, 9 1/4l behind Natural Nine (9-5) at Chelmsford City 7f hcp (4) pol in Nov.
Ripinto (IRE) 7-1fav (9-4) Dwelt held up, ridden and headway approaching 2f out, chase clear winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Seychelloise (9-12) at Lingfield 6f hcp (5) pol in Nov.
Exceeding Power 5-1fav (9-6) Raced wide tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Wink Oliver (9-5) at Chelmsford City 7f hcp (5) pol in Nov.
Satchville Flyer 7-2fav (9-7) Prominent, ridden and edged left over 1f out, one pace and no impression final furlong, 5th of 12, 3 3/4l behind Cloak And Degas (8-12) at Chelmsford City 6f hcp (5) pol in Oct.
Light Rose (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Headway to lead after 1f, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, last of 12, 25l behind Russian Radiance (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp fll (5) pol in Oct.
Justice First 25-1 (9-5) Raced wide close up, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 11, 1 1/2l behind Duke Of North (8-12) at Lingfield 6f hcp (5) pol in Oct.
With Approval (IRE) 9-2fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to lead narrowly inside final furlong, held on, won at Lingfield 7f hcp (6) pol in Nov beating Polar Kite (9-6) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Alketios (GR) 9-2fav (9-5) Raced wide mid-division, effort over 1f out, weakened final furlong, last of 13, 26 1/4l behind Llewellyn (8-13) at Southwell 7f hcp (5) pol in Nov.
Soaring Spirits (IRE) 9-2 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 3 1/4l behind Diamond Lady (9-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp (5) pol in Nov.
Palace Moon 66-1 (9-3) Chased leaders on outside, went 2nd 6f out until 2f out, chased leaders, ridden and weakened quickly over 1f out, last of 12, 13 1/2l behind Estibdaad (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (5) pol in Oct.
Aspasius (GER) 20-1 (8-13) Held up, ridden over 2f out, no progress, well beaten over 1f out, last of 10, 8 1/4l behind Presumido (9-7) at Lingfield 1m hcp (5) pol in Nov.
Pacolita (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders and keen, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 5 1/2l behind Slovak (9-2) at Chelmsford City 1m hcp fll (5) pol in Oct.
Star Of The Stage 16-1 (9-7) In touch, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 14, 5l behind Exit Europe (9-0) at Kempton 7f hcp (5) pol in Nov.