WHISPERING GALLERY is one of the most interesting newcomers of the season. A Listed winner on the Flat for Godolphin, he was last seen beating Opinion Poll in a Meydan handicap back in January 2011 before landing a Group 3 there a few weeks later. His trainer has an enviable strike-rate and the seven-year-old won't want for lack of fitness. He has to be the selection against otherwise moderate opposition though winning bumper Wake Your Dreams ran well enough on his hurdling debut at Bangor to suggest he can win races over timber. Goodtoknow looked ideally suited by testing conditions when ploughing through the mud to score at Towcester but he has to concede weight all round as a consequence. Arabian Heights was a decent performer on the level and will be better for his opening run over hurdles at Newbury.
Goodtoknow 6-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, headway 3 out, went 2nd approaching next, soon challenged, led last, kept on flat, won at Towcester 2m mdn hdl (5) hvy in Dec beating It's Oscar (11-0) by 3l, 12 ran.
Arabian Heights 12-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, steady headway on inside approaching 3 out, went 5th 2 out, no real impression when jumped left last, weakened flat, 8th of 18, 33l behind Poet (11-0) at Newbury 2m mdn hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Leeroar (IRE) 150-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, pluged on from 2 out, went moderate 5th flat, 5th of 18, 24l behind Poet (11-0) at Newbury 2m mdn hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Lost In Newyork (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Alw pr, 2nd bef 3out, rdn & not qckn bef 2out, ko, 6th of 13, 23l behind Serious Mixture (12-0) at Grennan 3m ire ptp gd in Nov.
Oakdown 33-1 (8-13) Dwelt in touch, ridden 4f out, weakened and edged right 2f out, 7th of 8, 15l behind Mighty Clarets (9-6) at Leicester 1m 2f sell stks (6) sft in Jun (flat).
Paxford Junior 40-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders on inside, lost place after 3rd, well behind from next, tailed off 3 out, 7th of 8, well behind Thomas Crapper (11-4) at Towcester 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) hvy in Dec.
Wake Your Dreams (IRE) 9-1 (10-12) Mistake 2nd, mid-division, went 3rd after 3 out, one pace and no impression on leading duo next, 3rd of 18, 10l behind Oscatara (10-9) at Bangor 2m 1f nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.
What A Good Night (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Keen tracked leader, hung badly left approaching 4th, dropped to rear next, pulled up 7th, in a race won by Kenai Peninsula (10-12) at Taunton 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov, 13 ran.
Whispering Gallery 10-3 (8-13) won at Meydan(UAE) 2m Grp 3 (1) gd in Mar '11 beating Bergo (8-13) by 2 1/4l, 11 ran (flat).
Music In The Air 100-1 (10-2) Chased leaders, stumbled 2nd, lost place next, soon behind, 11th of 18, well behind Oscatara (10-9) at Bangor 2m 1f nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Turn The Tide 150-1 (10-5) Held up towards rear and keen, mistake 5th, tailed off 6th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by The Romford Pele (10-12) at Taunton 2m 1f nh nov hdl (3) gd in Nov, 11 ran.