Trade Secret stands out on his recent win at Thirsk. He bounced back to score by four lengths over today's distance and remains on a winning mark compared to his 2012 form despite a 9lb rise. But MY NAME IS RIO won the other division of Trade Secret's race in a faster time and Michael Dods' charge has plenty of scope now he's got his head in front. He gets the nod with Time And Place another open to improvement on his return while Star Up In The Sky has been mopping up lower grade sprints on the all-weather recently.
Head Space (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Raced centre always behind, 14th of 15, 13l behind Dungannon (9-7) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Sep.
Trader Jack 25-1 (9-6) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on towards finish, just held for 4th, 5th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Caspian Prince (9-4) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Line Of Reason (IRE) 4-1 (9-6) In touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 9, 9l behind Dutiful Son (9-3) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
King Of Eden (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Chased leaders stand side group, led that group over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra, 6th of 19, 10l behind Manchestar (8-9) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Mar.
Time And Place 11-2 (9-3) Mid-division, headway 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, ridden and effort inside final furlong, no extra final 100 yards, 4th of 12, 5l behind Foxy Forever (8-11) at York 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Trade Secret 7-2fav (9-2) Slowly into stride, chased leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on well, won at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs beating Pastureyes (8-2) by 4l, 15 ran.
Just The Tonic 16-1 (9-2) Soon outpaced and behind, ridden 3f out, never dangerous, 9th of 10, 10l behind Fantasy Gladiator (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-77 (4) pol in Nov.
Enderby Spirit (GR) 14-1 (9-0) Close up, hampered and carried wide bend 2f out, rallied and ran on final furlong, 6th of 12, 5l behind Agerzam (9-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Star Up In The Sky (USA) 4-11fav (9-0) Taken to post early, keen made all, clear entering final 2f, edged right approaching final furlong, pushed out, won at Wolverhampton 6f fll hcp (0-75) (5) pol beating Beau Mistral (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 4 ran.
My Name Is Rio (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, driven to lead over 1f out, stayed on strongly, won at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs beating Clubland (8-9) by 2 1/4l, 15 ran.
Orbit The Moon (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 15, 4 1/2l behind Trade Secret (9-2) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.