Art Obsession was second over this trip at Ayr before finishing fourth over a mile at Musselburgh. He shouldn't be far away again here but a lack of experience probably cost CRYSTAL LAKE a place on his debut at Kempton last month. He still wasn't beaten far and, with that run to fall back on, can get off the mark this evening as Definite Secret will need to improve on his debut third over 6f here to score. Tortoise looked aptly named on his debut at Thirsk where he was tailed off.
Crystal Lake (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Mid-division, switched right and headway 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Mystique Rider (9-5) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Art Obsession (IRE) 3-1 (9-5) Keen tracked leaders, lost place and pushed along 5f out, ridden and rallied entering final 2f, one pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 4l behind Mindblowing (9-5) at Musselburgh 1m 2yo mdn (4) gf.
Definite Secret 5-1 (9-0) Soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 3l behind Alderley (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol.
Tortoise 100-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, soon outpaced and detatched in rear, never dangerous, tailed off, last of 10, 36l behind Greed Is Good (9-5) at Thirsk 1m 2yo mdn (4) gd in Aug.