SACHA PARK contested a couple of Listed races in his first season and started favourite on his last two starts. This will be his first try over 7f but he's the one to beat if lasting home as fitness is unlikely to be an issue. Three Peaks improved on his debut effort when tackling this trip at Haydock in October. He should have more to offer this season while Pearl Princess was third over track and trip last month. Serena Grae may do better in handicaps, however, while Rome and Courageous Rock look as though they need further and lack a recent outing.
Rome 7-4fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden and no impression 2f out, driven and stayed on under pressure towards finish, 3rd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Absolutely Right (8-12) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec '12.
Courageous Rock (USA) 7-4fav (9-5) Tracked leader, every chance entering final furlong, soon weakened, 4th of 11, 2l behind Tanqeya (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Oct.
Sacha Park (IRE) 11-4fav (9-5) Pressed leader, led over 2f out, ridden and headed just inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 4th of 11, 3l behind Alphabet Rap (9-5) at York 5f 2yo mdn (3) gd in Sep.
Three Peaks 33-1 (9-5) In touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Baarez (9-5) at Haydock 7f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.
Pearl Princess (FR) 5-1 (9-0) In touch in 4th, went 2nd over 4f out, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Passing By (9-0) at Lingfield 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Serena Grae 12-1 (9-0) Towards rear, pushed along 3f out, ridden and stayed on final furlong, not trouble leaders, 4th of 14, 7l behind Betimes (9-0) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Dec.