Both Watcheroftheskies and Secret Rebel defied big odds to go close on their latest starts. The latter is just preferred as his recent second came over C&D last week. Sam Spade has some catching up to do to match that pair though he should improve on his recent debut at Lingfield. Groove On and Plunder are both related to winners and are worth noting in the betting but fellow newcomer, PLENUM, makes more appeal. He's the first foal of a Group 3 winner and David Lanigan's colt is taken to live up to his 330,000gns price tag and score at the first time of asking.
Classy Trick (USA) 33-1 (9-3) Always behind, 9th of 10, 14l behind Yarroom (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Great Demeanor (USA) 16-1 (9-0) Raced far side slowly away, in touch in rear after 1f, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 22l behind Amralah (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) sft.
Groove On (IRE) Iffraaj colt out of Dance On.
Plenum (GER) Shamardal colt out of Prima Luce.
Plunder Zamindar colt out of Reaching Ahead.
Sam Spade (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden and headway entering final furlong, driven and no impression towards finish, 4th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Swing Easy (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Secret Rebel 16-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, driven to lead inside final 2f, ridden 1f out, headed inside final furlong, rallied towards finish, just held, 2nd of 10, nk behind Horsted Keynes (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Watcheroftheskies 25-1 (9-3) In touch on outside, headway to chase leaders 3 out, ridden and challenged inside final furlong, led final 125 yards, headed and not pace of winner close home, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Chengho (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Al Sahraa Piccolo filly out of Desert Daisy.