In a weak-looking maiden over seven furlongs Peter Chapple-Hyam's NEDUARDO has looked progressive in two starts so get the vote ahead of Highland Bridge, who has also improved in two runs while Major Lawrence narrowly sets the standard but is looking a little exposed. Having finished a solid fifth on his only start as a two-year-old the selection progressed from that when upped to this distance at Lingfield last week. He found only a more experienced runner too good that day so only a slight improvement would probably be enough. Highland Bridge put an awful debut behind him when placing over course and distance next time up. The form from that race as a bit of strength to it and he should improve gain. Perfect Secret has held her solid form in three starts but wouldn't have to show a lot more to win this while Major Lawrence is the most exposed of these runners but looks worth trying over this trip again. Not an easy race to call but if continuing on the upward curve Nedaurdo should take this.
Major Lawrence (IRE) 9-1 (9-13) Led, headed over 1f out, not quicken inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2l behind Quarante Deux (9-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol.
Oceans Edge 11-1 (10-0) In last pair 5f out, close 5th near finish, 5th of 6, 2 1/2l behind Noble Jack (10-0) at Lingfield 1m mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Lunaticus 100-1 (9-2) Disputing lead 5f out, ridden and still 2nd 2f out, 6th and tailed off near finish, last of 6, 20l behind Noble Jack (10-0) at Lingfield 1m mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Perfect Secret 5-4fav (9-12) Chased leader, every chance just inside final 2f, hard ridden over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong and lost 2nd final 100 yards, 3rd of 5, 3l behind Kinky Afro (8-4) at Lingfield 7f Maiden Fillies Stakes (3-5yo) (6) pol.
Coxwain (IRE) Exceed And Excel colt out of Coxwold.
Highland Bridge 50-1 (9-3) Chased leader to over 2f out, ridden and one pace in 3rd when edged right inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Khanivorous (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (4) pol in Nov.
Lou Bear (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 10, 13l behind Fazza (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (6) in Dec.
Neduardo 6-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, effort over 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Nubar Boy (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 3yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Premier League Firebreak gelding out of Lizzie Simmonds.
Mary's Pet 33-1 (8-4) Held up towards rear, never a factor, 8th of 9, 6l behind Fivefold (8-9) at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (5) pol.
Merals Choice 8-1 (8-6) Held up, driven along over 2f out, some headway final furlong, 4th of 7, 6l behind Best Trip (8-11) at Kempton 6f mdn stks (5) pol.
Sunley Spinalonga 20-1 (9-0) Slowly away, behind, never near leaders, 7th of 10, 13l behind Elation (9-0) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Dec.