Like A Prayer was well backed to open his account on his handicap debut at Kempton and duly obliged. He has scope for further progress despite carrying a penalty in this higher grade. SECRET SUSPECT is also lightly-raced having returned to action with victory in a Wolverhampton maiden. The runner-up has since boosted the form by winning and James Tate's filly gets the nod. Ain't No Surprise makes a quick reappearance after landing a seller at Wolverhampton on Monday and Power Up's recent form looks stronger than that of Upholland.
Officer Drivel (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Prominent, took keen hold, hampered and lost place over 2f out, 9th of 14, 8l behind Anglo Irish (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
Upholland 6-4 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 2f out, hung left over 1f out and inside final furlong, ran on, unable to quite challenge, 3rd of 12, 3/4l behind Cosquillas (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
Secret Suspect 12-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, went 2nd 5f out, carried wide on bend well over 1f out, ridden and challenging when carried right inside final furlong, stayed on to lead final 50 yards, won at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jan beating Excellent Royale (9-5) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Power Up 11-4 (9-0) Led, ridden and joined 3f out, headed over 2f out, lost 2nd 2f out, edged right and one pace under pressure over 1f out, 3rd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Groovejet (9-7) at Southwell 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Jan.
Ain't No Surprise (IRE) 3-1 (8-2) Chased leaders, ridden and went 2nd 1f out, strong challenge inside final furlong, stayed on to lead last strides, won at Wolverhampton 7f sell stks (6) pol beating Ocean Legend (9-10) by hd, 7 ran.
Like A Prayer Evensfav (9-6) Held up in mid-division, headway travelling well when n ot clear run briefly approaching final 2f, switched left inside final 2f, chased leading pair over 1f out, led inside final furlong, soon clear and ran on well, won at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan beating Armelle (9-0) by 2 1/4l, 11 ran.
Tanojin (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, hampered briefly over 1f out, kept on same pace and no impression inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 5l behind Basil Berry (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.