Rock Of Dreams is asked to give weight to all rivals for this seasonal reappearance. He appeared to show a liking for soft ground when breaking his maiden at Leicester last term and may well have too much class for his rivals now. However, Charles Hills has yet to really fire on all guns in the new season and the gelding does have a considerable absence to overcome. Secret Suspect is fit from the all-weather and is respected along with Madame Mirasol and Handwoven but a chance is taken with FLYCATCHER. She looks fairly treated off a mark of 69 for her seasonal reappearance and appeals as the sort to improve notably at three. Richard Fahey inmates have all looked ready to go first time up this term and hopefully this daughter of Medicean will do likewise.
Rock Of Dreams (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) In rear, switched to outer 2f out, headway to lead over 1f out, soon hung right, ridden out, won at Leicester 7f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct beating Takreym (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Secret Suspect 8-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, went 2nd 1f out, stayed on same pace and no impression final furlong, 2nd of 6, 4l behind Almargo (9-10) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Madame Mirasol (IRE) Evensfav (9-7) Dwelt soon led, ridden 3f out, headed approching final furlong, soon edged left and just held on to 2nd, 2nd of 3, 3l behind Black Vale (8-12) at Southwell 7f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) fbs in Dec.
Clever Miss 8-1 (9-7) In touch in rear, ridden over 3f out, some headway over 2f out, not trouble leaders, 4th of 5, 15l behind Frankthetank (8-9) at Southwell 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Feb.
Flycatcher 10-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, headway towards far side over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Sahra Al Khadra (8-7) at Warwick 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Oct.
Handwoven (IRE) 3-1 (8-10) Pushed along to soon lead, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra and lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 10l behind Willy Brennan (8-13) at Southwell 6f mdn stks (5) fbs in Mar.
Mon Petit Secret 12-1 (8-4) Led, headed 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 8, 34l behind Euro Charline (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Mar.
Mfiftythreedotcom (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Held up, pushed along and struggling 4f out, never on terms, 6th of 9, 10l behind Edge (9-5) at Chester 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Aug.
Palace Princess 8-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 22l behind Firecruise (9-4) at Yarmouth 7f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Taanif 33-1 (8-9) Pulled hard in touch, weakened over 2f out, 13th of 14, 21l behind Arrowzone (9-0) at Redcar 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs.