A decent nursery with plenty of horses arriving in top form with LISAHANE BOG our selection to land it from Dutiful and Rezwaan. Dane O'Neill once again takes the ride aboard this course and distance winner who is up 4lbs for success last time. That was a cosy victory though and we fancy this improving colt to go in again from a decent draw. There are plenty of dangers lurking in this race, best of whom may be Mick Channon's Dutiful. This son of Dubawi has improved with each run to date, culminating in a length success off 55 last time under today's jockey. A 7lb rise in the ratings makes life tougher and this might well be a better race, but as a previous winner with scope for improvement he's worthy of much respect. Rezwaan has been off since taking a soft ground nursery at Nottingham when trained by Ed Dunlop. With a new stable today, this gelding might need to improve to score again off a revised mark but had been progressing nicely when last seen and has prospects. Exceedthewildman is the other last time out winner lining up but he'll need to have improved to defy a 3lb rise for a neck success in what wasn't a great race and so a bigger danger may come from top weight Fivefold who is weighted to beat that one this time. Plenty with chances, of whom we like Lisahane Bog.
Fivefold (USA) 10-1 (9-7) Pulled hard, raced wide, held up, headway to track leaders over 4f out, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, challenged inside final furlong, edged right and unable to quicken towards finish, 2nd of 9, nk behind Exceedthewildman (8-13) at Lingfield 7f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Exceedthewildman 7-1 (8-13) Keen, with leader, led approaching 2f out, found extra when challenged inside final furlong, gamely, won at Lingfield 7f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Nov beating Fivefold (9-7) by nk, 9 ran.
Be A Devil 11-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, headway on inside over 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden and headed well inside furlong, no extra and lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 5, 2 1/4l behind Blue Lyric (8-9) at Kempton 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Tewin Wood 7-2 (8-12) Pulled hard, soon prominent, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, 6th of 7, 6l behind Mass Rally (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Rezwaan 3-1fav (9-5) Held up in touch, switched right and soon chased leader over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Nottingham 1m 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct beating Pullyourfingerout (9-7) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Could It Be Magic 16-1 (9-1) Pulled hard, hampered after 1f, steady towards rear soon after, ridden 2f out, ran on to take 3rd towards finish, not reach leading pair, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Exceedthewildman (8-13) at Lingfield 7f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Lisahane Bog 4-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, in rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Kempton 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov beating Edward Whymper (9-2) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Two Kisses (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened inside final 2f, 7th of 13, 9l behind Eleanora Duse (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Nov.
Dutiful 3-1 (9-5) Dwelt, held up in touch, pushed along halfway, headway on inside 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, soon switched right, driven and stayed on to lead final 50 yards readily, won at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov beating Knightfire (9-0) by 1l, 8 ran.
Ermyntrude 28-1 (8-4) Towards rear, headway 3f out, switched right well over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 4th of 12, 6l behind Perfect Vision (8-8) at Kempton 1m 2yo fll mdn aut (4) std in Oct.
The Love Guru 22-1 (8-9) Held up, always towards rear, 8th of 11, 24l behind Taper Jean Girl (8-4) at Southwell 7f 2yo sell stks (6) fbs in Nov.