SECRET SUSPECT made a winning return to action when beating a subsequent winner over 7f here. There should be more to come from James Tate's filly now she's off the mark and she's preferred to another recent maiden winner Blue Oyster. Big Kenny had to endure a hike up the weights for winning at Southwell in December and has struggled of late, but this is easier than the handicap that Filament Of Gold finished fifth in at Kempton last time and he looks likely to have a say in proceedings.
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.
Filament Of Gold (USA) 7-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, pushed along well over 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 7, 4l behind Killing Time (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Blue Oyster 6-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 8f out, led over 3f out, ridden well over 1f out, stayed on gamely, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f (6) pol beating Rohesia (8-7) by 2l, 5 ran.
Eddiemaurice (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) Led 2f, soon lost place and behind, moderate 5th, last of 5, 41l behind Swivel (9-0) at Southwell 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) fbs in Jan.
Needless Shouting (IRE) 3-1 (9-5) Close up, ridden over 1f out, soon hung left, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Black Rodded (9-0) at Bath 6f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.
Big Kenny 6-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, pushed along 4f out, ridden to challenge on inside over 1f out, 3rd and one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Starlight Princess (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.