None of these have won a race yet but ALPINE MYSTERIES looks to have every chance of finally opening her account after a frustrating run of placed efforts. She steps up a furlong after her latest third at Lingfield which is the strongest piece of recent form on offer. Dude Alert, Mastered and Slip Of the Tongue are also attempting middle-distances for the first time and the latter is worth noting given Sir Mark Prescott's record with similar types. Most of the remainder have all been well beaten over 1m4f with exception of Running Bull, who posted a better effort when third at Lingfield last time.
Dude Alert (IRE) 7-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, behind final furlong, last of 5, 10l behind King of Kudos (8-12) at Lingfield 7f 2yo clm stks (6) pol in Nov.
Alpine Mysteries (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Stumbled slightly start, led early, tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, staying on when not clear run inside final furlong, snatched up and not recover, 3rd of 10, 4l behind Chocolate Block (8-11) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Slip of The Tongue 100-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden and weakened 2f out, 9th of 12, 17l behind Hillstar (9-0) at Leicester 7f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct.
Mastered (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Mid-division, effort over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 12, 10l behind Winslow Arizona (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol in May.
See And Be Seen 50-1 (8-2) Always behind, 14th of 15, 36l behind Debdebdeb (9-2) at Newbury 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Aphrodite Spirit (IRE) 5-1fav (8-5) Tracked leaders, lost place over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened final furlong, 8th of 10, 19l behind Instinctual (8-7) at Bath 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Apr.
Mr Vendman (IRE) 16-1 (8-0) Not much room start and slowly into stride, always behind and outpaced, 9th of 10, 31l behind Knight's Parade (9-3) at Chepstow 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Duchess Of Dreams 25-1 (8-8) Held up towards rear, headway when not much room over 2f out, soon switched right, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 4l behind Tagalaka (9-6) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in May.
Running Bull (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Took keen hold, held up in rear, headway on outside over 2f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, stayed on to modest 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Rancher (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo sell stks (6) pol in May.