A switch back to her preferred Fibresand surface and Lujiana could show some improvement but five furlongs would suit her better. The trip isn't a problem for Angaric but the artificial has never been his favoured domain. Desert Strike runs under penalty after a solid win on the Polytrack when racing from a favourable mark and may struggle to follow up with that extra weight. Accamelia is starting to look very exposed and is unbackable on artificial debut without encouraging signs in the market. Athaakeel has dropped to a likeable mark but disappointed on her one and only start here and may not be suited by the Fibresand. Cape Of Storms has won three times here but he is very much more miss than hit. It remains to be seen how the drop back in trip to six furlongs will suit Nicholas Pocock but he seems in good heart with two runner-up efforts of late. However, a chance is taken on BEST KNOWN SECRET who seems to be progressing after a belated start to her racing career. She has run well finishing second in her last two tries here and it wouldn't take a massive leap of faith to see her go one better today.
Nicholas Pocock (IRE) 9-4fav (8-12) Steadied start, held up in rear, headway 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 9, nk behind Star Links (9-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Athaakeel (IRE) 22-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway 2f out, ridden and hung left inside final furlong, stayed on to take 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Pipers Piping (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-62 (6) pol.
Angaric (IRE) 8-1 (8-7) Tracked leader, ridden to challenge over 2f out, soon every chance, weakened inside final furlong, eased, 10th of 14, 6l behind Tislaam (9-0) at Pontefract 6f all hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep.
Desert Strike 12-1 (8-8) Pulled hard, chased leaders, hung right on home turn over 2f out, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol beating Equinity (9-0) by 1l, 11 ran.
Cape of Storms 22-1 (8-11) Bumped start, chased leaders, hard ridden halfway, soon weakened, last of 16, 13l behind Mayoman (8-11) at Warwick 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in May.
Bravely (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) In touch towards far side, lost place 3f out, weakened 2f out, soon eased, last of 14, 43l behind Foreign Rhythm (8-5) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Oct.
Lujiana 25-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon lost place, last of 11, 31l behind Angaric (9-6) at Newcastle 6f app hcp (6) gs in Aug.
Espy 16-1 (9-2) Dwelt, soon in mid-division on inside, headway under pressure on inner 2f out, hung left over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 5l behind Kinigi (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Stonecrabstomorrow (IRE) 100-1 (8-6) In touch and keen, chased leaders over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 7l behind Samarinda (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f clm stks (5) pol in Oct.
Accamelia 11-2 (8-11) Held up towards rear, pushed along and headway over 1f out, soon ridden, went 2nd inside final furlong, held close home, 2nd of 16, nk behind Sharp Shoes (8-12) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-55 (6) hvy.
Best Known Secret (IRE) 11-1 (8-5) Mid-division, headway under pressure over 1f out, stayed on to take 2nd inside final furlong, no impression on winner, 2nd of 13, 2 1/4l behind Senate Majority (9-3) at Southwell 6f mdn stks (5) fbs.
Elkhorn 12-1 (8-9) In rear stands side group, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 10th of 13, 13l behind Bravely (9-2) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-55 (6) gd in Sep.
Italian Dame 50-1 (8-2) Always in rear, 10th of 12, 16l behind Darcy's Pride (8-9) at Southwell 6f app hcp 0-55 (6) fbs in Oct.
Boundless Applause 14-1 (8-7) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 5th of 12, 7l behind Takajan (9-0) at Southwell 6f app hcp 0-55 (6) fbs in Oct.