ARYAL failed to land the odds when runner-up at Wolverhampton having also gone close here on his debut. Mark Johnston's charge still finished six lengths clear of the rest of the field last time and gets another chance in this. Edwyn Ralph showed improvement to take third place over track and trip three weeks ago and is preferred to Minimee and Frederick Alfred while both newcomers are related to minor winners with Incorporate perhaps proving best of that pair.
Aryal 2-9fav (8-7) Led until over 6f out, chased leader, led again over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, headed and not quicken final 110 yards, 2nd of 5, 3/4l behind Rouge Nuage (8-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (5) pol.
Edwyn Ralph 10-1 (9-5) Behind, headway 2f out, effort on inside over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, kept on same pace, lost 2nd final strides, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Ray Ward (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
Frederick Alfred 100-1 (9-3) Always behind, last of 14, 41l behind Secret Number (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Incorporate Beat Hollow colt out of Five Fields.
Minimee 2-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Prophets Pride (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec.
Tavistock Fair Proclamation gelding out of Music Maid.