The first nursery of the season which will generate delight or despair depending on punting tastes. The advice is certainly to tread carefully in opening skirmishes and SECRET APPLAUSE is only a tentative choice here. The selection was impressive when making all at Newcastle and gets the vote primarily due to the presence of the talented Connor Beasley taking the ride as his 7lb claim will prove invaluable in such contests. Corncockle made no show in the Queen Mary and has plenty on at the weights so Green Run looks the likelier of the Hannon pair. Centre Haafhd was always in control when coming on from his debut to score at Hamilton and looks an improver for the shrewd David Barron.
Corncockle 80-1 (8-12) Raced far side, chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened soon after, 22nd of 23, 14l behind Rizeena (8-12) at Royal Ascot 5f 2yo fll Grp 2 (1) gf in Jun.
Vine de Nada 33-1 (8-11) In touch in rear, ridden and outpaced halfway, ridden and ran on final furlong, not reached leaders, 5th of 7, 2 1/2l behind Sleeper King (8-12) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo stks (2) gf in Jun.
Limegrove 9-2 (8-11) Cantered to post and rider without irons, chased leaders until lost place after 1f and outpaced in rear, plugged on inside final furlong, last of 6, 6l behind Suzi's Connoisseur (9-2) at Chester 5f 2yo nov stk (4) gs in Jun.
Centre Haafhd 14-1 (9-3) Led until halfway, prominent, ridden to lead again inside final furlong, ran on, won at Hamilton 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jun beating Stoney Quine (8-12) by 2 1/4l, 9 ran.
Green Run 7-1 (9-0) Always prominent, led over 1f out, hard driven when edged left inside final furlong, held on well, won at Lingfield 5f 2yo stks (5) gs in Jun beating Aqlaam Vision (9-0) by hd, 6 ran.
The Smart One (IRE) 7-1 (8-9) Chased leading pair, pushed along and went 2nd 2f out, no chance with winner when dropped to 3rd over 1f out, 3rd of 5, 7l behind Lilbourne Lass (8-11) at Bath 5f 2yo nov stk (4) fm in Jun.
Secret Applause 5-1 (8-9) Made virtually all, ridden and hard pressed 1f out, kept on well towards finish, won at Newcastle 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Jun beating Henke (8-6) by 1 3/4l, 14 ran.
Bounty Hunter (IRE) 3-1 (9-5) Went right start, led, ridden and pressed over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, no extra towards finish, 4th of 15, 1 3/4l behind Know Your Name (9-5) at Nottingham 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jun.
Woodland Girl 25-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, pushed along inside final 3f, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 6l behind Autumn Lily (9-0) at Haydock 6f 2yo stks (5) gf in Jun.
Dovil's Duel (IRE) 11-4 (8-9) Led, headed 2f out, soon weakened, 5th of 8, 9l behind Lilbourne Lass (8-10) at Bath 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gs in May.
Red Forever 33-1 (9-0) Tracked winner until ridden and hung left halfway, weakened final furlong, 4th of 6, 11l behind Mecca's Angel (9-0) at Haydock 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.