Rocksette returns to action raised 6lb for a narrow-margin defeat at Brighton in October but Highway One is not badly treated on her reappearance. Sonnet Rose and Narjes have the more recent form having both placed over track and trip this year and the former is preferred off her current mark. First Experience won over course and distance last month but was behind Sonnet Rose here last time so preference is for SECRET RETURN. Placed in all three starts over 7f in maiden company, she looks the type to improve for the longer trip now handicapping for the first time.
Narjes 20-1 (9-8) Pulled hard in mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, headway on inside over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 5 3/4l behind Unit of Assessment (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (5) pol in Feb.
Shankara (IRE) 7-1 (8-6) Refused to race, at Yarmouth 1m hcp fll (4) gs in Aug.
Secret Return (IRE) 11-2 (9-9) Held up in touch, in 3rd place over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 3l behind Michael Corleone (8-11) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Andalusite 25-1 (9-3) Led over 1f, chased leading pair, ridden and went 2nd well over 1f out until 1f out, weakened well inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Dashing Poet (8-12) at Lingfield 1m hcp fll (5) pol in Oct.
Accomplice 13-2 (9-4) Mid-division, under pressure over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 10, 13 1/4l behind Natalie Express (9-3) at Lingfield 7f hcp fll (5) pol in Jan.
First Experience 5-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, some late headway, never nearer, 6th of 8, 3 1/4l behind Renny's Lady (8-7) at Lingfield 1m hcp fll (5) pol in Feb.
Settle Petal 14-1 (8-5) Pulled hard led 2f, tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 8, 10 3/4l behind Coral Sea (9-7) at Epsom 7f hcp fll (4) gs in Aug.
Sonnet Rose (IRE) 4-1 (9-2) Led early, remained prominent, led again over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 8, 2l behind Renny's Lady (8-7) at Lingfield 1m hcp fll (5) pol in Feb.
Rocksette 10-11fav (8-7) In touch, headway to track leader over 4f out, led 3f out, ridden over 1f out, headed near finish, 2nd of 11, nk behind Sussex Girl (9-3) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp (6) sft in Oct.
Highway One (USA) 8-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 12, 4 1/2l behind East Coast Lady (9-7) at Windsor 1m hcp (5) sft in Oct.