Ed Walker looks to have found a good opportunity for CLEAR SPELL. The latter just failed to hang on for victory over course and distance last month and any further progress should him off the mark. He looks to have the edge on Ganymede, fifth on his racecourse debut here, while Secret Pursuit faded quickly once beaten over track and trip on her introduction. Ostralegus and Aldeburgh will do well to figure giving so much weight to the three-year-olds.
Aldeburgh 14-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden and edged left approaching final furlong, kept on same pace, 6th of 12, 6l behind Big Baz (9-5) at Lingfield 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Ostralegus 6-1 (9-5) Tracked leading pair, switched inside and effort 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Dutiful Son (9-5) at Kempton 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Clear Spell (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Led, ridden 2f out, 2 lengths clear entering final furlong, headed towards finish, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind The Third Man (9-0) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Ganymede 5-1 (9-5) Dwelt towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, headway entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 5th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Jalingo (9-5) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Secret Pursuit (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 14, 12l behind Betimes (9-0) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Dec.