It was soft ground at Nottingham when DONNCHA finished third ahead of a subsequent winner. But he'd finished a respectable sixth on this surface on his debut back in August and Robert Eddery's charge gets the vote. Bountiful Sin was never in contention despite finishing third at Lingfield last time and the more exposed Oriental Relation attempts a longer trip for his first start on Polytrack. Deavin is related to three winners and is one to note for any support on his racecourse debut.
Bountiful Sin 7-1 (9-1) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 11, 8l behind Black Schnapps (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct.
Deavin Mind Games colt out of So Discreet.
Donncha (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Mid-division on outside, headway over 3f out, 3rd and ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace under pressure final furlong, always held, 3rd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Montaly (9-5) at Nottingham 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.
Itsnowcato 8-1 (9-5) Towards rear, pushed along and headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 6th of 12, 15l behind Mannaro (9-5) at Yarmouth 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.
Kantara Castle (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never on terms, 8th of 14, 15l behind Pretend (9-5) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Oly'roccs (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Slowly away in rear, outpaced over 3f out, tailed off, last of 12, well behind Baarez (9-5) at Haydock 7f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.
Oriental Relation (IRE) 15-2 (9-5) Led, ridden 2f out, headed just inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Firecruise (9-4) at Yarmouth 7f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Tara's Treasure (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) In touch, outpaced 2f out, headway approaching final furlong, not trouble leaders, 4th of 11, 15l behind Sea Defence (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) sft.
Amadiva (IRE) 10-1 (8-8) Ridden along in rear, always well behind, 8th of 9, 18l behind New Row (8-11) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Oct.
Jolie Blonde 100-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden and faded inside final furlong, 11th of 13, 10l behind Maria Bella (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn fll (5) pol.
Tipsy Star 10-1 (9-0) Dwelt and slowly into stride, headway 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 15, 16l behind Fray (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) sft in Oct.