Boogie Shoes and Starstuded both ran encouraging debuts and both should improve not only for the experience but also this step up in trip. Both make the list but preference this time is for the John Gosden newcomer POTOMAC. Relatively well bred and from top connections the colt hails from a stable that can get them ready first time and who also hold a good record at this track with their two-year-olds. Adam Kirby is one of the best all-weather jockey's around and he rides Monicalew, who also ahs a solid debut to build on. Richard Hannon cleaned up with his two-year-olds on the turf so his Duke Of Florence is given maximum respect but Potomac has plenty in his favour.
Boogie Shoes 7-2 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out and unable to quicken, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Fieldgunner Kirkup (8-12) at Pontefract 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Oct.
Duke Of Florence (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Slowly away, behind and outpaced, kept on from over 1f out, went 4th close home, 4th of 14, 4l behind Swindy (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 2yo mdn (5) hvy.
Potomac (IRE) Shamardal colt out of Pippas Song.
Praxios 28-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 12th of 18, 27l behind Carlton House (9-3) at Newbury 1m 2yo mdn (4) gs in Oct.
River Avon 80-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, in rear, lost touch 3f out, tailed off, 10th of 11, 39l behind Expose (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Sep.
Romeo Montague 66-1 (9-0) Started very slowly, in rear, ridden and headway well over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 12, 7l behind Parlour Games (9-0) at Nottingham 1m mdn stks (4) gs in Oct.
Hopscotch 14-1 (9-0) Mid-division, outpaced after 2f, soon lost place, behind final 3f, 16th of 18, 19l behind Qushchi (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo fll mdn (4) gs in Oct.
La Residenza Medicean filly out of Ice Palace.
Monicalew 66-1 (9-0) Chasing leaders when hampered green and lost place after 1f, towards rear, switched left over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 9l behind Charleston Lady (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Oct.
Omega Centauri Needwood Blade filly out of Distant Stars.
Secoya 14-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, behind most of way, 9th of 12, 10l behind Pandorea (9-0) at Salisbury 7f 2yo fll mdn (5) gs in Oct.
Spirit Of Grace Invincible Spirit filly out of Scottish Heights.
Starstuded (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Dwelt, towards rear and pushed along, stayed on from over 1f out, 3rd of 9, 9l behind Oceanway (9-0) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol.