Darkening was a big disappointment last time having shown ability on his debut at Newmarket and the other Godolphin colt, Tarbawi, may improve past him. Big Thunder has shown little so far but LORD OF LEITRIM has done enough to suggest he can win an ordinary maiden especially when a close-up second at Lingfield on his latest outing. Brian Meehan's charge gets the nod ahead of Alerted, a half-sister to four winners and worth a second glance in the betting on her debut.
Alfie's Rose 20-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, towards rear, no impression, 8th of 11, 13l behind Cour Valant (9-3) at Nottingham 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Big Thunder 16-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, held up behind, outpaced 3f out, kept on final furlong, never near leaders, 6th of 8, 9l behind Labienus (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Chocala (IRE) Rock Of Gibraltar colt out of Arbella.
Darkening (IRE) 6-4fav (9-3) Led 1f, chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, one pace and no impression, 3rd of 9, 9l behind Melody Of Love (8-12) at Ripon 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Kubera (IRE) 28-1 (9-3) Pulled hard in last pair, behind final 2f, 7th of 8, 18l behind Excess Knowledge (9-3) at Sandown 1m 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Lord Of Leitrim (IRE) 7-2 (9-3) Led over 1f, prominent, led again 1f out, ridden and headed well inside final furlong, 2nd of 6, nk behind Blue Wave (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Secretinthepark Sakhee's Secret colt out of Lark In The Park.
See And Be Seen Sakhee's Secret gelding out of Anthea.
Tarbawi (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) In touch, driven and effort 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 7l behind Shahdaroba (9-3) at Leicester 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf.
Winslow Arizona (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Started slowly, outpaced and always in rear, last of 8, 24l behind Law Enforcement (9-3) at Epsom Downs 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Alerted (USA) First Defence filly out of Alvernia.