MINIMEE and Prophets Pride are the obvious stand-out candidates here. Both made their debuts over this C&D last month and showed enough to suggest they will win races and it's the former who just gets the vote as he was up against a couple of experienced rivals when a close third to Aye Aye Skipper. His trainer, Roger Varian, handles Yaroom, who had 7l to spare over Prophets Pride and should know how today's candidate stands against that rival. Bill Turner's newcomer Blue Missile has a real speedy all-weather pedigree and looks one to note for the future.
Blue Missile Majestic Missile gelding out of Secret Combe.
Minimee 6-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Aye Aye Skipper (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.
Prophets Pride 16-1 (9-3) Chased leader, effort well over 1f out, soon no impression, 2nd of 10, 7l behind Yarroom (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Spats Colombo 66-1 (9-3) In rear, ridden 3f out, never on terms, 8th of 13, 21l behind Dashing Star (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Nov.
Belle Voir 22-1 (8-6) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 15l behind Mandy's Boy (8-13) at Yarmouth 1m 2yo mdn aut (6) hvy in Oct.
Ely Valley 66-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 12th of 13, 14l behind Ribbons (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Nov.
Misty Secret (IRE) 40-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 10th of 13, 20l behind Keep Calm (9-7) at Yarmouth 1m 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) hvy in Oct.