HE'S A STRIKER has gone close in his last couple of starts on Turf and a chance is taken Tony Coyle's charge can get off the mark on his first outing since October. The remainder have some catching up to do to match the selection but Secret Advice should have improved for her debut experience and Al Sulaimi is another open to further progress. Logans Lad is a half-brother to a couple of winners and is worth noting in the betting on his racecourse debut.
Deal Me In (IRE) Modigliani gelding out of Lady Rapsody.
Al Sulaimi (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Led after 1f, ridden and ran wide into straight 2f out, soon headed, kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Shaolin (8-9) at Lingfield 1m mdn auc stks (6) pol.
He's A Striker (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, outpaced when not much room 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to chase leading pair inside final furlong, just failed for 2nd, 3rd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Bit Of A Gift (9-3) at Redcar 7f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.
Logans Lad (IRE) Baltic King gelding out of Lulu Island.
Striking Echo 50-1 (9-3) Soon outpaced and detatched, never a factor, last of 5, 20l behind Magique (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec.
Secret Advice 9-2 (8-5) Slowly into stride, chased leaders, ridden and edged left over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 2 1/4l behind Iggy (8-10) at Wolverhampton 6f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Jan.
Shaken Not Stirred 66-1 (8-11) Dwelt in rear, ridden and kept on final furlong, not trouble leaders, 5th of 6, 7l behind Golden Causeway (8-11) at Kempton 7f mdn fll (5) pol.