David's Secret is making steady progress with a recent third over 7f at this track his best effort so far. He finished less than a length ahead of LUCKY MOUNTAIN on that occasion but, as that was the latter's first outing, Ed Dunlop's charge is expected to improve and reverse running. Aussie Lyrics made a decent start when fourth at Leicester and makes more appeal than recent C&D fourth Paddy's Saltantes while Aegean Whispers could prove best of the newcomers.
Aussie Lyrics (FR) 80-1 (9-0) Awkwardly away in touch, headway halfway, ridden and kept on one pace from over 1f out, 4th of 12, 5l behind Hillstar (9-0) at Leicester 7f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct.
Zhuba (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) In touch and pushed along, weakened well over 1f out, 9th of 14, 10l behind Rayaheen (8-12) at Nottingham 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Lucky Mountain 16-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride and went left start, behind, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final went 4th close home, nearest finish, 4th of 11, 4l behind Veeraya (8-13) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct.
Booktheband (IRE) 50-1 (9-3) Always behind, pushed along and struggling halfway, last of 13, 28l behind Flying Officer (9-3) at Sandown 1m 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sep.
David's Secret 6-1 (8-13) Mid-division, headway 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd final 100 yards, no impression, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Veeraya (8-13) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct.
Candyman Can (IRE) Holy Roman Emperor gelding out of Palwina.
Paddy's Saltantes (IRE) 13-2 (8-10) In touch, headway to press winner 2f out, edged right over 1f out, ridden and kept on one pace, 4th of 12, 1l behind Close Together (8-6) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct.
Jd Rockefeller Sakhee gelding out of Perle D'or.
Aegean Whispers Piccolo filly out of Aegean Dream.