As in the first division, Roger Varian has an interesting newcomer here in Elsiniaar. He's closely related to winners on the Flat and over jumps and will probably make his presence felt. But nobody could begrudge SECRET ART a first success as he was knocking on the door on the Polytrack prior to a neck second in a Chepstow handicap when trying to give 5lb to the winner. Xclusive looks to be heading in the right direction while Magic Lando, Cosseted and Ritaach could all improve on their opening efforts.
Circus Turn (USA) 10-1 (9-5) Pushed along 4f out, driven along and struggling over 2f out, always towards rear, 12th of 13, 29l behind Feel Like Dancing (9-5) at Newbury 1m 3f 3yo mdn (4) gs in Apr.
Elsiniaar New Approach colt out of Comic.
Elusive Bleu (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden and struggling halfway, last of 12, 16l behind Ogbourne Downs (9-5) at Windsor 1m 3yo mdn (5) gd in Apr.
First Peninsular Excellent Art colt out of Sarah's First.
Magic Lando (FR) 6-1 (9-5) Started very slowly, raced wide towards rear, good headway on outside over 3f out, went 3rd inside final 3f, disputing 2nd 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 11l behind Stepping Ahead (9-5) at Nottingham 1m 3yo mdn (5) gd in Apr.
Secret Art (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd final 125 yards, and finished well, unable to reach winner, 2nd of 7, nk behind Sennockian Star (9-1) at Chepstow 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Speckled Hill Oasis Dream gelding out of World's Heroine.
Triple Aitch (USA) 50-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, keeping on one pace when badly hampered inside final furlong, not recover, 4th of 6, 5l behind Henry The Aviator (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
Xclusive 40-1 (8-12) Took keen hold, chased leader until ridden 3f out, outpaced over 2f out, plugged on again inside final furlong, no threat, last of 5, 7l behind Flashheart (8-12) at Chepstow 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gf.
Cosseted 33-1 (9-0) Slowly away, behind, struggling halfway, headway over 2f out, never dangerous, 9th of 14, 10l behind Iffraaj Pink (9-0) at Nottingham 1m mdn fll stks (5) gf.
Ritaach (IRE) 5-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, no impression, 5th of 7, 7l behind Pixilated (8-12) at Yarmouth 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jun.