Lewis Walsh steered TOMMY'S SECRET to a hard-fought victory over 7f here last week and though his mount is penalised his claim takes care of the extra and another furling looks just what's required so he can complete a quick double. Pretty Bubbles has only run three times on Turf and scored at Newbury though that was on soft ground and some rain would help. The veteran Jonnie Skull will be having his 151st race and has won 17 times, the vast majority of them on this track. He's 10lb lower than his last winning mark on the Flat and is a definite contender. Ela Goog La Mou looks a threat as she made most under Rosie Jessop here in April and is just 3lb higher. Handheld has won twice in the UK, both times under Shelley Birkett, and Julia Fielden's charge has been racing in better company so he's another to respect in a tricky little handicap.
Tommy's Secret 5-1 (8-12) Always prominent, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon rallied and every chance, stayed on gamely to leave close home, won at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul beating Mr Win (9-4) by nk, 6 ran.
Handheld 6-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, led 3f out, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 8l behind Genius Boy (8-12) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Pretty Bubbles 8-1 (9-6) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 9, 5l behind Alzanti (9-4) at Newbury 7f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Peak Storm 10-1 (10-0) Slowly into stride, last pair, headway halfway, ridden over 2f out, 5th and one pace under pressure final furlong, 5th of 10, 7l behind Mister Musicmaster (9-5) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Jonnie Skull (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Raced alone on stand side rail, hard ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on, 2nd of 4, 1 1/2l behind Siouxperhero (9-2) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Ela Goog La Mou 3-1 (8-11) Led, soon clear, reduced advantage over 2f out, ridden and headed 2f out, kept on under pressure, no impression with winner final 100 yards, 2nd of 5, 7l behind Elizabeth Coffee (8-9) at Doncaster 1m 2f fll hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.