Beyond Smart has shown enough to suggest he can land an ordinary maiden and William Buick prefers him to stablemate and newcomer Twin Point. Wealth and Salmon Sushi could also figure on their Polytrack debuts, but PRETEND makes more appeal. Charlie Appleby's colt ran out of steam over a mile here when caught by lesser-fancied stablemate Billingsgate on his debut and this shorter trip will suit. Ralph Beckett runs a couple of newcomers with the gelding Secret Archive preferred to Venus Grace.
Beyond Smart (USA) 1-2fav (9-0) Pulled hard, held up tracking leaders, headway and edged left over 2f out, driven and no impression in 3rd over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, never any chance with easy winner, 2nd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Ryeolliean (9-0) at Newcastle 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.
Comanchero (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden and well beaten over 2f out, last of 9, 26l behind Idea (9-5) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.
Crafted (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Went left and slowly into stride, held up, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 6, 14l behind Merletta (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Henry Grace (IRE) 200-1 (9-5) Mid-division, effort over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 11, 39l behind Scrutiny (9-5) at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct.
Kantara Castle (IRE) 5-1 (8-12) Raced centre slowly away in rear, ridden halfway, never near leaders, 6th of 13, 14l behind Autopilot (8-12) at Leicester 7f 2yo sll (6) gf in Sep.
Pretend 4-1 (9-5) Prominent and wide, led over 2f out, soon edged right and dashed clear, ridden and dwindling margin inside final furlong, caught last strides, 3rd of 11, nk behind Billingsgate (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Quinta Feira (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Started slowly, outpaced throughout, last of 4, 16l behind Limegrove (9-0) at Lingfield 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Apr.
Salmon Sushi 66-1 (9-5) Slowly away, behind, shaken up when good headway over 1f out, never near to challenge, 9th of 15, 9l behind Mitraad (9-5) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sep.
Secret Archive (USA) Arch gelding out of Mystic Miracle.
Sharp Lookout 12-1 (9-5) Went left start, always towards rear, 11th of 13, 12l behind Best Kept (9-5) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Twin Point Invincible Spirit colt out of Gemini Joan.
Wealth 8-11fav (9-5) Chased leaders early, soon outpaced and in touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 3/4l behind Neuf Des Coeurs (9-0) at Musselburgh 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sep.
Gauchita 10-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, not much room briefly over 2f out, stayed on final 100 yards, never on terms, 9th of 13, 7l behind Amahoro (9-0) at Nottingham 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Oct.
Venus Grace Royal Applause filly out of Basque Beauty.