SECRET OF SUCCESS made all for a winning debut here last month. The runner-up has since let the form down but Rae Guest's filly was five lengths clear of the third and with improvement expected she can follow-up in this company. Balatina went close to catching Batchworth Lady over track and trip a week ago on her handicap debut. Chris Dwyer's filly can confirm running with the third Marmot Bay and should give the selection something to think about. Buy Art won his maiden over 6f at Brighton in June but has shown little in a couple of starts on Polytrack so far this year and the jury is out on him at present.
Buy Art 25-1 (9-2) Towards rear, effort over 1f out, kept on and no impression, 7th of 9, 5l behind Boxing Shadows (9-2) at Wolverhampton 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Secret of Success 5-1 (8-6) Raced keenly, made all, pressed from 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on gamely throughout final furlong and just held on all out, won at Lingfield 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb beating Desert Donkey (8-4) by shd, 8 ran.
Marmot Bay (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Bumped leaving stalls, chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Batchworth Lady (9-2) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Balatina 5-2 (8-8) Led, ridden over 1f out, hung left under pressure inside final furlong, caught post, 2nd of 8, ns behind Batchworth Lady (9-2) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.