FIFTH POSITION (3.30) is a bit of value in the Cocked Hat Stakes at Goodwood. Roger Varian's colt remains open to more improvement, having beaten subsequent York winner Space Blues at Nottingham before running fourth to Fox Chairman at Newbury last month.
John Gosden's Private Secretary has twice collected for this column but is a skinny even-money chance on the back of victories at Redcar and Sandown. Persian Moon's third to Bangkok and Technician in the Sandown Classic Trial is the best form on offer but he disappointed slightly when third to Uae Jewel and Walkinthesand at Newmarket.
DESIROUS (2.55) was beaten a head by classy Qabala at HQ last September and Ralph Beckett's market leader, a winner at Kempton, will be hard to beat in the fillies' event.
Trinity Star was a wide-margin winner of the mile handicap on tonight's Pontefract card 12 months ago and is sure to go close. He is up in the ratings now, however, and QUOTELINE DIRECT (6.30) is another course specialist, having scored twice here on good to firm last summer. Micky Hammond's gelding should strip fitter for his recent fourth to Kripke.
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