VENTUROUS SPIRIT kept on for third behind Si Senor at Kempton three weeks ago and the winner has since gone in again. John Gosden's filly may come out best in this but Flawless Pink also has leading claims on her recent second at Pontefract. Freemason has yet to look like winning and drops back in distance from 1m2f while Broughtons Secret has a chance on the best of last year's form but hasn't raced since October. Holiday Magic showed little on his first start while stablemate and newcomer New Year's Night cost 800,000gns. Santa Teresa is out of a prolific mare and is another debutante to note.
Brian The Lion 16-1 (8-10) In rear, outpaced 4f out, last of 5, 16l behind Cape of Hope (9-7) at Leicester 7f 3yo & 4yo sll (5) sft.
Freemason 4-1 (9-5) Held up in touch, took keen hold, went 3rd over 3f out, one pace and no impression on leading pair, 3rd of 9, 12l behind Long Cross (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) sft.
Holiday Magic (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 14, 18l behind Bombardment (9-4) at Nottingham 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
New Stream (IRE) New Approach colt out of Shimna.
New Year's Night (IRE) Raven's Pass colt out of Nightime.
Resonated (USA) Pleasant Tap gelding out of Third Times Better.
Broughtons Secret 13-2 (9-0) Held up mid-division, pushed along and headway over 2f out, ridden and soon chased winner until no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 5l behind Regardez (9-0) at Doncaster 1m mdn (5) sft in Oct.
Dutch Lady Roseane 66-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, soon recovered and held up rear of mid-division, ridden and weakened from 4f out, well behind over 2f out, last of 11, 24l behind Express Himself (9-3) at Haydock 1m mdn stks (5) sft in Jul.
Flawless Pink 9-4 (9-0) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, stayed on one pace, 2nd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Hesbaan (9-5) at Pontefract 1m mdn stks (4) gd.
Mississippi Queen 33-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, under pressure over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 5, 28l behind Solar Magic (9-0) at Ascot 1m mdn fll stks (4) gf in Jul.
Santa Teresa (IRE) Cape Cross filly out of Avila.
Venturous Spirit (IRE) 13-2 (9-4) Held up in last trio, pushed along and outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, went 3rd towards finish, never any chance with easy winner, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Si Senor (9-1) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.