FLYING MACHINE was beaten only a head at Doncaster on his debut. Richard Fahey's colt can land this with normal progress. Jersey Bull is steadily improving and went within a length of catching the winner at Bath last time but Just Marion went backwards at Chester on her latest start, though that may have been down to the soft ground. A half-brother to former stablemate and Group 2 winner Steeler, Secret Brief cost 150,000gns and stands out among the newcomers.
Bobby's Flyer (IRE) 22-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden approaching final furlong, soon weakened, 5th of 8, 7l behind Firgrove Bridge (9-5) at Pontefract 5f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Apr.
Flying Machine (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Prominent, pushed along over 2f out, driven over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 8, hd behind Natural Order (9-5) at Doncaster 5f 2yo mdn (5) gs.
Jersey Bull (IRE) 3-1fav (9-5) Taken to post early, with winner until ridden over 1f out, kept on one pace, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 10, 1l behind Ivors Rebel (9-5) at Bath 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd.
Mr Christopher (IRE) Bahamian Bounty colt out of Embassy Pearl.
Mr Shekells 22-1 (9-0) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 5th of 7, 11l behind Zuhoor Baynoona (9-0) at Yarmouth 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Apr.
Secret Brief (IRE) Shamardal colt out of Discreet Brief.
Star Ascending (IRE) Thousand Words gelding out of Sakaka.
Just Marion (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, off the pace towards rear, never on terms, 6th of 11, 9l behind Ballymore Castle (9-5) at Chester 5f 2yo mdn (3) sft.
Lucilla Aurelius (IRE) Holy Roman Emperor filly out of Spiritual Air.