Lea Valley Black won a maiden auction over 1m1f at Wolverhampton last month and drops into a seller for the first time. He has to go on the short-list but is conceding 5lb and upwards to his rivals. Dil Laney has been placed twice at this level while Lucy Bee won at Hamilton in July, though has struggled in low-grade handicaps since and also has a penalty to carry. JUANA BELEN is clearly no world-beater but has been sent off favourite in two of her four starts so connections obviously think she is capable of better than she's shown so far. David Barron's filly gets a tentative vote here though Special Report does look to be improving with experience.
Lea Valley Black 10-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, hampered entering final furlong, soon weakened, 5th of 10, 13l behind Ronaldinho (9-9) at Salisbury 1m 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug.
Dil Laney (IRE) 15-2 (9-2) Behind, ridden over 1f out, kept on one pace, no impression, 5th of 11, 6l behind Ena Sharples (8-11) at Ripon 6f 2yo sll (6) gd in Aug.
Lucy Bee 20-1 (8-7) Mid-division on outside, switched left over 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 5l behind Tussie Mussie (9-4) at Musselburgh 7f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Special Report (IRE) 12-1 (8-4) Led, ridden and pressed inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, caught post, 2nd of 8, ns behind Wordsaplenty (8-6) at Catterick 7f 2yo sll (6) gd in Aug.
Tyson The Byson 33-1 (8-9) Towards rear, ridden halfway, some headway over 1f out, never a factor, 9th of 15, 15l behind Laughing Rock (8-7) at Leicester 7f 2yo sll (6) gd.
Juana Belen 11-2 (8-8) In touch, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 15, 12l behind Laughing Rock (8-7) at Leicester 7f 2yo sll (6) gd.
Lady Raffa 12-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, in touch, weakened before halfway, 8th of 9, 14l behind Jadanna (9-0) at Pontefract 5f 2yo stks (5) sft in Apr.