It could pay to stick with WHALEWEIGH STATION rather than guess at the ability of the newcomers. Tom Dascombe's colt suggested it wouldn't be long before he was winning when runner-up on his debut at Leicester and he can put that experience to good use here. Of the newcomers, Figure Of Speech and Freddie Kilroy are both bred to excel over middle-distances while Headlong makes most appeal of Brian Meehan's duo. Master Of Suspense cost 140,000gns as a two-year-old and Peak Royale is a half-brother to four winners.
Arrowzone Iffraaj colt out of Donna Giovanna.
Figure Of Speech (IRE) Invincible Spirit colt out of Epic Similie.
Freddie Kilroy Pastoral Pursuits colt out of Pretty Davis.
Headlong (IRE) Aussie Rules colt out of Trois Graces.
Mantonize (USA) Smart Strike colt out of L'ile Aux Loups.
Master Of Suspense Exceed And Excel colt out of Ridotto.
Peak Royale Royal Applause colt out of Mountain Law.
Whaleweigh Station 3-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Cable Bay (9-5) at Leicester 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd.
Alquimia (IRE) Medicean filly out of Cleide Da Silva.