Pat Shanahan has found it impossible to get a race out of BETHANY BAY so far but this looks her best opportunity to date. She ran well on her reappearance at Limerick and was sent for a Group 3 at the Curragh where not surprisingly she didn't make the grade and this looks more her class. Martial Art started off very well last season and should have found a race tough he was beaten at short prices on his final two starts. Showtime Girl will probably need a handicap to get off the mark but Greek Spirit may be capable of better as she was forced wide on her debut at Lingfield and had little chance after.
Babylon Candle 25-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 17l behind Lothian Countess (8-4) at Redcar 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Apr '12.
Deva Victrix Kheleyf gelding out of Danehill's Dream.
Martial Art (IRE) 6-4fav (9-3) Tracked winner, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression when lost 2nd inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Maid A Million (8-12) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Superboot (IRE) Holy Roman Emperor gelding out of Balting Lass.
Bethany Bay (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Always towards rear, ridden 2f out and no extra from over 1f out, 7th of 8, 6l behind Viztoria (8-12) at Curragh 7f flls Group 3 stks (1) gs.
Greek Spirit (IRE) 5-1 (8-10) Held up, ridden 2f out, never near leaders, 5th of 11, 10l behind Auction (8-10) at Lingfield 7f mdn fll (5) pol.
Only For You 14-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 9, 8l behind Fossa (9-4) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Serendippidy 66-1 (8-10) Dwelt always in rear, 9th of 11, 24l behind Auction (8-10) at Lingfield 7f mdn fll (5) pol.
Showtime Girl (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Veered right start, mid-division, headway over 4f out, lost place over 1f out, 6th of 8, 14l behind Rapscallion Deep (9-5) at Ripon 6f 3yo mdn (5) gd.