OCEAN APPLAUSE wasn't unduly troubled to score by over three lengths at Yarmouth last week. A penalty may not be enough to prevent him going in again and he's preferred to easy maiden winner Captain Starlight, who scored over track and trip in January. Storming was beaten only a head at Ffos Las recently while On With The Dance went close at Windsor. Many The Nag has recorded both her wins on the Fibresand but Magique and Keep The Secret are not easily dismissed if rebounding from recent below par efforts.
Ocean Applause 9-4 (9-5) Held up mid-division, headway 2f out, led over 1f out, pushed out, won at Yarmouth 1m 3yo mdn aut (5) gf beating Bejeweled (9-0) by 3 1/2l, 9 ran.
Captain Starlight (IRE) 2-5fav (8-8) Took keen hold, led early, chased leader, led again 2f out, ridden over 1f out, in command when hung left inside final furlong, won at Kempton 1m mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jan beating Subtle Difference (8-3) by 4l, 5 ran.
Watcheroftheskies 5-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd stand side, ridden over 1f out, one pace, last of 3, 3 1/2l behind Reggae Star (9-0) at Chepstow 1m 3yo stk 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Keep The Secret 12-1 (9-1) In touch in rear, ridden 2f out, not troubled leaders, last of 6, 14l behind Ribbons (9-4) at Newmarket 1m flls hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Storming (IRE) 9-4fav (8-10) Led, clear 6f out until over 4f out, ridden over 1f out, headed close home, 2nd of 6, hd behind Cruiser (9-11) at Ffos Las 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Nelson Quay (IRE) 10-3fav (9-2) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace when not much room inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 6l behind Baltic Prince (8-7) at Carlisle 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Magique (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Keen raced wide prominent 8f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 9, 23l behind Press Room (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jun.
On With The Dance (IRE) 2-1fav (9-5) Led until 4f out, chased leader, led again on rail 2f out, hrd ridden over 1f out, headed final 75 yards, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 10, 3/4l behind Poor Duke (9-5) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Mick Duggan 33-1 (9-4) Keen tracked leaders, dropped to rear 6f out, not a factor after, 6th of 9, 7l behind Press Room (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jun.
Mandy The Nag (USA) 3-1 (8-12) Led for 2f, chased leader, led again halfway, clear from 3f out, easily, won at Southwell 1m 3yo clm stks (6) fbs beating Mixed Message (9-4) by 4 1/2l, 10 ran.
Unison (IRE) 18-1 (9-6) In touch, ridden over 1f out, weakened soon after, 9th of 12, 15l behind Gworn (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Progenitor (IRE) 7-4fav (9-6) Mid-division, driven and headway over 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, led inside final furlong, soon headed no extra, 2nd of 12, 2l behind Run It Twice (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Oct.
Avatar Star (IRE) 9-2 (8-10) Outpaced, plenty to do 2f out, ran on final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Commanche (9-3) at Lingfield 7f clm stks (6) pol in Jun.
Cherry Tiger 16-1 (9-3) Took keen hold, chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, weakened quickly soon after, tailed off, 5th of 8, 26l behind Bartack (9-3) at Brighton 1m mdn stks (5) fm in Jun.