Black Vale was winning for the second time over 7f when successful here last week. That looks his best trip so PENSAX LAD is just preferred. The latter scored over 5f here last time but won his maiden over today's distance and Ron Harris' colt is taken to defy a penalty and go in again. Captain Secret is another dual winner over 7f and makes her Fibresand debut while Little Big Man and Casper Lee have both won plating races and will find this tougher.
Pensax Lad (IRE) 5-4fav (9-7) With leaders, driven 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden and kept on final furlong, won at Southwell 5f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) fbs beating Skinny Love (9-2) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Captain Secret 9-2 (9-7) Led, ridden when strongly challenged over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 6, 2l behind Porteous (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Black Vale (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Keen tracked leader, led approaching final furlong, edged left and asserted towards finish, won at Southwell 7f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) fbs beating Madame Mirasol (9-7) by 3l, 3 ran.
Little Big Man 6-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, hung left under pressure inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 8, 1l behind Honey Meadow (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Le Laitier (FR) 7-1 (8-3) Tracked leaders in 4th, pushed along over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Harwoods Volante (9-1) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Casper Lee (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, soon chasing leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 12l behind Dark Crystal (7-13) at Redcar 7f 2yo clm (6) sft in Oct.
Birikyno 33-1 (9-7) Switched right after start, held up in rear, not clear run over 2f out, never on terms, 7th of 10, 6l behind Porteous (9-2) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Armelle (FR) 20-1 (8-9) Led 2f, tracked leader, outpaced over 3f out, soon lost place, ridden over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 5th of 6, 22l behind Resolute (9-0) at Southwell 7f 2yo nov stks (5) fbs in Nov.