GAUCHITA ended last season with a better effort over 5f here and gets the vote in a poor seller on that basis. Sexy Secret made the frame over a mile trip on a couple of occasions last season but showed early pace and may prove suited to this shorter distance. Jaeger Connoisseur also drops back in distance after a well beaten second in a seller here in December while Trefnant finished within a couple of lengths of the winner when fifth over the minimum trip at this track last week.
Sexy Secret 4-1 (8-11) Prominent, every chance over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 4, 4l behind Stoney Quine (8-11) at Southwell 1m 2yo sell stks (6) fbs in Dec.
Gauchita 8-1 (8-10) Mid-division, driven to chase leaders 2f out, switched right and effort over 1f out, every chance when not much room inside final furlong, 3rd and held towards finish, 3rd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Debt Settler (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Jaeger Connoisseur (IRE) 5-1 (8-7) Hampered start in touch in rear, headway over 2f out, ridden to chase leader over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 2nd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Howz The Family (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo sell stks (6) pol in Dec.
Lady Montenegro 10-1 (8-12) In touch, one pace and no impression final 2f, 7th of 12, 6l behind Cahal (9-1) at Catterick 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Aussie Sky (IRE) 20-1 (8-4) Towards rear, pushed along and no impression over 2f out, 8th of 12, 9l behind Cahal (9-1) at Catterick 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
River Dreamer (IRE) 12-1 (8-7) Always behind, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 11, 25l behind Next Stop (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Trefnant (IRE) 20-1 (8-3) In touch, effort on inside over 1f out, never able to challenge, 5th of 7, 2 1/4l behind Biscuiteer (9-6) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.