Fiducia is probably the best of those with previous experience ahead of Chester fifth Tommy's Secret but she's nothing special, despite a Weatherby's Super Sprint entry, and was also engaged at Sandown last night. We'll take a chance on SMILING SHARK who is closely related to a couple of useful winners in the States, though fellow newcomers Whistling Buddy and Con Leche may also play a part in a low-key opener.
Whistling Buddy Piccolo colt out of Sahara Silk.
Con Leche Milk It Mick colt out of Capital Lass.
Smiling Shark (USA) Johannesburg colt out of Piu Bella.
Epsom Flyer 14-1 (9-3) Outpaced, never on terms, 7th of 8, 10l behind Lady Phill (8-5) at Lingfield 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Tommy's Secret 8-1 (9-3) Hampered start, outpaced and green, stayed on final furlong, never a factor, 5th of 9, 9l behind Fat Gary (9-3) at Chester 5f 2yo mdn (3) sft.
Fiducia 9-2 (8-12) Took keen hold, held up, headway 3f out, went 3rd approaching final 2f, not pace of 1st 2, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Heavy Metal (9-3) at Brighton 5f 2yo mdn (5) gs.
Emperor's Daughter 11-2 (8-5) Keen pressed leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Sylvia Pankhurst (8-4) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn fll auc stks (5) pol.