TORONADO was highly impressive on his debut at Newbury and the son of High Chapparal will prove a tough nut to crack if he can run up to the level of that form. Arthurs Secret represents relatively unfashionable connections though he lines up after spread-eagling the field in a maiden at Beverley. The stable had a useful juvenile in Red Duke last year and he could be more of the same. Despite fly-leaping at the stalls and jumping the finish line, Verdane still prevailed in a Salisbury maiden on debut and Ryan Moore looks an interesting booking aboard David Evans' colt. Letstalkaboutmoney was narrowly held in what appeared to be a strong Haydock maiden, although the first and third were subsequently well held in the Superlative Stakes at Newmarket.
Arthurs Secret 9-2 (9-3) Held up, headway 3f out, chased leader 2f out, led entering final furlong, forged clear, comfortably, won at Beverley 7f 2yo mdn aut (6) gs in Jun beating Yorkshire Icon (8-11) by 8l, 8 ran.
Claude Greenwood 33-1 (9-3) Made all, ridden 2f out, hung right approaching final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jun beating Club House (9-3) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Letstalkaboutmoney (IRE) 11-2 (8-11) Close up, headway 3f out, ridden 2f out, driven to join winner just inside final furlong, ran on just held, 2nd of 10, ns behind Glory Awaits (9-0) at Haydock 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Toronado (IRE) 11-4 (9-0) Led, headed 5f out, prominent, led again over 1f out, ran on well, comfortably, won at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Jun beating One Word More (9-0) by 2 3/4l, 10 ran.
Verdane 50-1 (9-3) Held up mid-division, headway on outer over 2f out, ridden and edged right inside final furlong, led towards finish, kept on well and jumped winning line, won at Salisbury 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jun beating Echion (9-3) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Strictly Silca 11-4fav (9-0) Close up, effort and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Just The Judge (9-0) at Newbury 7f 2yo stks (4) gs in Jun.