Crystal Peaks popped up at 20/1 here last month though the form isn't that superior to Elusive Thought's recent second in a claimer at Lingfield. The latter will appreciate today's extra distance and so will LADY OF YUE. Ed Dunlop's Manduro filly hasn't looked like winning in maiden company but the half-sister to a 1m4f winner should come into her own over middle-distances. Pacquiao, Good Speech and Great Ormond are others likely to improve and make more appeal than the exposed Poetic Verse.
Elusive Thought 16-1 (8-6) In rear, outpaced and pushed along over 4f out, ridden 2f out, headway under pressure on outside 1f out, ran on inside final furlong to take 2nd towards finish, no impression, 2nd of 5, 2 1/4l behind King of Kudos (8-12) at Lingfield 7f 2yo clm stks (6) pol in Nov.
Crystal Peaks 20-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders on inside, went 2nd over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon edged right, driven out, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov beating Corton Lad (9-0) by 1l, 11 ran.
Good Speech (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) Soon led, pushed along over 3f outr, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 14, 15l behind Romantic Settings (8-12) at Haydock 1m 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sep.
Poetic Verse 12-1 (9-0) Held up in mid-division, no impression final 3f, 9th of 11, 10l behind Crystal Peaks (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Orla's Rainbow (IRE) 11-1 (9-3) Always behind, weakened over 2f out, eased, last of 13, 31l behind Keep Calm (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Lady Of Yue 100-1 (8-12) Raced wide towards rear, never on terms, 7th of 10, 9l behind Zeus Magic (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Pacquiao (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 10, 11l behind Flighty Clarets (8-12) at Catterick 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Great Ormond (IRE) 50-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, driven over 2f out, never dangerous, last of 10, 10l behind Horsted Keynes (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Unidexter (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, under pressure halfway, never on terms, 4th of 6, 8l behind Missing Agent (8-0) at Kempton 1m 2yo clm stks (6) pol in Nov.