Liliana has been placed over C&D but never looked like winning and one of the less-exposed types is fancied to improve past her. TWO NO BIDS couldn't find any extra in the closing stages of his debut at Kempton and finished fifth. But normal progress would give him every chance in this and John Hills' colt is preferred to Shaolin and Jimmy The Snooze. The latter also has plenty of scope while the newcomer Excellent Puck is worth a second glance for any support in the betting.
Black Dave (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Mid-division, driven and headway over 1f out, stayed on to chase leaders final furlong, no impression, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Teolagi (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Excellent Puck (IRE) Excellent Art colt out of Puck's Castle.
Hammer Shaft (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Dwelt, outpaced in rear, headway over 1f out, soon no impression, 5th of 6, 11l behind Sherinn (8-12) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Dec.
Jimmy The Snooze (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Sloly into stride, towards rear, headway over 1f out, pushed along and stayed on steadily inside final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Countryman (9-1) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct.
Shaolin (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Prominent, ridden 2f out, soon beaten, weakened final furlong, 8th of 10, 13l behind Toronado (9-0) at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Jun.
Two No Bids (IRE) 50-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, soon chasing leaders, effort over 2f out, one pace, 5th of 13, 6l behind Mystical Sapphire (8-12) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Nov.
Liliana (IRE) 7-2 (8-8) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace in 3rd final furlong, no impression, 3rd of 6, 5l behind Compton Rainbow (9-7) at Kempton 1m Fillies Maiden Auction Stakes (3-5yo) (5) pol.
Spreading 33-1 (8-4) Held up in touch, closed over 3f out, no impression on front pair from over 1f out, lost 3rd inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 11l behind Annina (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 2yo flls mdn auc stks (6) gf in Sep.
Wotabooty Black Sam Bellamy filly out of Exexel.