Secret Hint showed promise at Kempton in October and should figure here if translating that form to Turf. But we'll give another chance to KOMMANDER KIRKUP, who is tried in blinkers and might just have needed the run when a hot favourite here in May. It's a bit of a surprise to see Marmoom dropping down a furlong as he was doing his best work at the finish over 7f here in March. Smart Dj showed early speed here last month while Ecliptic Sunrise was third at Yarmouth but looks a little one-paced. John Caesar is related to winners on the Flat and over jumps and wouldn't need to be a world-beater to make a winning debut.
Tiger Jim 3-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed and not pace of winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Daring Dragon (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct.
Two Pancakes 12-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 12th of 15, 9l behind Kimberella (9-3) at Doncaster 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs in Jun '12.
Katie Taylor (IRE) Acclamation filly out of Monaazalah.
It's A Yes From Me 8-1 (9-5) Soon pushed along in rear, ridden halfway, outpaced over 1f out, last of 5, 14l behind Dutch Breeze (9-5) at Ripon 6f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
John Caesar (IRE) Bushranger colt out of Polish Belle.
Kommander Kirkup 4-7fav (9-2) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 3l behind Run With Pride (9-12) at Doncaster 6f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gs in May.
Marmoom 6-5fav (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out to go 3rd, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 5l behind That Is The Spirit (9-5) at Doncaster 7f 3yo mdn (5) sft in Mar.
Smart Dj 11-1 (9-5) Led, hung left 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no chance with front pair inside final furlong, weakened final 100 yards, 5th of 8, 15l behind Makhfar (9-5) at Doncaster 6f mdn stks (5) gf in Jun.
Tiger Heights Tiger Hill gelding out of Primo Heights.
Ecliptic Sunrise 8-1 (8-11) Close up, headway to track leaders 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 7l behind Intermedium (9-5) at Yarmouth 6f mdn stks (5) gf in Jun.
Oriental Heights Orientor filly out of Harrken Heights.
Secret Hint 20-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, outpaced over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, unable to trouble leading pair, 3rd of 12, 3l behind Magnus Maximus (9-5) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.