Having come from well off the pace, Hereford scorer PAISLEY PARK (NAP) was closing on winner Mr Whipped in a Warwick Grade 2 last month. He looks a nice prospect and a line through Nicky Henderson’s smart novice gives him the edge of over Chepstow and Newbury runner-up Gowiththeflow, who represents last year’s winning stable. Secret Investor emptied quickly over 3m at Kempton last month so it’s no surprise to see him revert to this shorter distance. He’s a threat to all but this looks a tough start to the hurdling career of the nicely-bred Stylish Moment.
Paisley Park (IRE) 9-2 (11-0) Held up on outside, outpaced when not fluent 4 out, closed on bend after 3 out, not quicken 2 out, rallied and went 2nd flat, stayed on, 2nd of 6, 1l behind Mr Whipped (11-0) at Warwick 2m 5f (1) sft in Jan.
Clondaw Cracker (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, mistake 4 out when weakening, 8th of 13, dist behind Gunfleet (10-12) at Southwell 2m 4f (4) sft in Dec.
Everybody's Talkin (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, 7th of 12, dist behind Super Sid (10-12) at Southwell 2m mdn (5) sft in Dec.
Gowiththeflow (IRE) 9-4 (10-12) Raced keenly, tracked leaders, led 3 out, headed before last, soon switched right, ridden and stayed on same pace run-in, 2nd of 10, 3l behind Mr Whipped (11-4) at Newbury 2m 5f (4) sft in Dec.
Secret Investor 6-5fav (11-2) Tracked leader, led 6th, headed briefly before next, ridden and headed on long run before 2 out, stayed on same pace, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 19l behind Chef Des Obeaux (11-2) at Kempton 3m 1f (3) sft in Jan.
Stylish Moment (IRE) 4-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 10, 11 3/4l behind Moonlighter (10-12) at Bangor 2m 1f (6) sft in Dec.
Quine des Champs 20-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, mistake and lost place 5th, soon behind, plugged on, 13th of 15, dist behind Melangerie (11-6) at Ludlow 2m (4) sft in Jan.