Apache Warrior was well beaten over C&D in September but is better judged on his debut at Ripon when beaten only a length, while Silvers Spirit made a winning debut in a bumper but has been soundly beaten in similar events since. Situation Vacant and Miss Aix make most appeal of the newcomers but the vote goes to TRUMPINGTON STREET. He finished a close-up third to Auden in a Newmarket maiden in September and the presence of William Buick in the saddle suggests he's preferred to stablemate Tropical Beat, who refused to settle on his recent reappearance at Kempton.
Apache Warrior 4-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 12l behind Tarooq (9-8) at Newcastle 1m mdn stks (5) gd in Sep.
Bunacurry 20-1 (10-1) Took keen hold, raced wide, held up, headway on outside approaching 5th, weakened quickly after 3 out, eased and pulled up before next, in a race won by Erin Dancer (11-5) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Mar, 6 ran.
Friday Night Lad (IRE) Redback gelding out of Social Butterfly.
Honest Buck 100-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, towards rear, ridden and kept on from 1f out, no impression, 7th of 15, 9l behind Law To Himself (9-3) at Ripon 1m 3yo mdn (5) gd in May.
Situation Vacant Alhaarth gelding out of Hampton Lucy.
Three White Socks (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) Dwelt, in rear, under pressure after 1f, never a factor, last of 9, 28l behind Staff Sergeant (9-3) at Southwell 1m 3yo mdn stks (5) fbs in Apr '10.
Poosie Nansie (IRE) Tobougg filly out of French Quartet.
Silvers Spirit 25-1 (11-0) Held up mid-division on outer, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 14, 28l behind Bahira (9-13) at Catterick 2m Conditional Mares Nat Hunt Flat (4-6yo) (6) gd in Mar.
Big Zaf 100-1 (9-0) Dwelt, always behind, 11th of 12, 27l behind Loukoumi (8-12) at Newcastle 7f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Aug.
Gud Day (IRE) 80-1 (9-3) Close up, ridden and lost place halfway, last of 7, 33l behind Potomac (9-3) at Southwell 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) fbs in Dec.
Tropical Beat 11-8fav (8-8) Held up in touch, took keen hold, not clear run 3f out or just over 2f out, soon ridden and no impression, one pace, 4th of 7, 7l behind Futurism (8-8) at Kempton 1m 2f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Mar.
Trumpington Street (IRE) 40-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, pushed along and stayed on final furlong, promising, 3rd of 15, 1 3/4l behind Auden (9-0) at Newmarket 1m mdn stks (4) sft in Sep.
Higher Spen Rose Dubawi filly out of Balwarah.
Miss Aix Selkirk filly out of Miss Provence.