Hidden Steps arrives on the back of a success at Windsor but is upped in class along with Aimez La Vie, who scored over 7f at Musselburgh. Song Maker went close at Wolverhampton recently but CLEARLY (NAP) also sports Godolphin colours for a different trainer and she gets the vote in first-time headgear having run well in a similar handicap over course and distance earlier in the month. The Gosden filly also finished ahead of Dynamic at Sandown earlier while Tai Hang Dragon makes most appeal of those at the top-end of the weights as she drops down in class.
Tai Hang Dragon (IRE) (8-11) 10th of 12, 9 1/4l behind Esquisse (8-11) at Maisons-Laffitte 1m lst stks gd in Jul.
Hidden Steps 16-1 (9-6) Made all, ridden over 1f out, stayed on gamely, won at Windsor 1m hcp fll (4) gd in Oct beating Clef (8-13) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Song Maker 2-1fav (9-5) In touch, ridden over 1f out, kept on to lead towards finish, caught post, 2nd of 9, shd behind Rinaria (8-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp fll (4) pol in Oct.
Bint Dandy (IRE) 10-1 (9-12) Led after 1f, ridden and headed over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 3l behind Bumptious (9-7) at Chelmsford City 1m hcp fll (4) pol in Sep.
Aimez La Vie (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on to lead final strides, won at Musselburgh 7f hcp (4) sft in Oct beating Raselasad (9-7) by hd, 11 ran.
Lady Freyja 40-1 (8-7) Chased leaders on outside, pushed along and every chance 2f out, ridden and weakened rapidly over 1f out, 16th of 24, 20 1/4l behind Con Te Partiro (9-5) at Ascot 1m hcp lst fll (1) gf in Jun.
Al Nafoorah 5-1 (9-4) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, headway between horses over 1f out, kept on same pace and no impression final furlong, 6th of 11, 4 1/4l behind Uae Queen (8-13) at Sandown 1m hcp fll (4) gd in Sep.
Clearly 9-2 (8-5) Hampered and went right start, in touch 6f out, ridden 2f out, kept on final furlong, not trouble leaders, 5th of 13, 4 1/4l behind Peach Melba (8-12) at Newmarket 1m hcp fll (2) gd in Oct.
Dynamic 2-1fav (9-2) Held up in mid-division, headway over 1f out, plugged on inside final furlong, not pace to threaten, 5th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Uae Queen (8-13) at Sandown 1m hcp fll (4) gd in Sep.
Alexandrakollontai (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 2f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 1 1/2l behind Prost (9-3) at Newcastle 1m hcp (4) pol in Oct.
Assanilka (FR) 20-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, every chance over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Queensbrydge (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp fll (4) pol in Oct.
Hells Babe 40-1 (9-0) Led stand side until merged with far side, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 13, 10 3/4l behind One Master (8-12) at Ascot 7f lst fll stks (1) gs in Oct.
Somethingthrilling 66-1 (9-2) Raced keenly towards rear, behind and eased final 2f, last of 13, dist behind Muffri'Ha (9-2) at Newmarket 1m lst fll stks (1) gs in Sep.