Warrant Officer won a seller over C&D in July but hasn't looked like scoring again since. Laughing Rock also landed a selling race on her racecourse debut in September and meets higher rated opponents today. Woza Moya is steadily improving and went close over a mile on the Polytrack last time but AZELLE's third at Newbury looks slightly stronger form and Richard Hannon's filly gets the nod to open her account. Red Eclipse and Strong Conviction are both pretty exposed and hard to fancy.
Woza Moya (USA) 22-1 (8-12) Towards rear, headway to track leaders over 2f out, effort entering final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 12, nk behind Close Together (8-6) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Azelle 22-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, shaken up over 1f out, stayed on well in closing stages, 3rd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Valais Girl (8-12) at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sep.
Strong Conviction 25-1 (9-3) In rear, ridden and came stand side over 3f out, never a factor, 6th of 8, 12l behind Zamoyski (9-3) at Goodwood 7f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Sep.
Laughing Rock (IRE) 8-1 (8-7) Dwelt, held up towards rear, headway on bit entering final 2f, led inside final furlong, ridden and quickened clear, won at Leicester 7f 2yo sll (6) gd in Sep beating Cromwell Rose (8-7) by 4l, 15 ran.
Warrant Officer 9-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 5th of 11, 6l behind Lea Valley Black (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2yo clm stks (6) pol.
Red Eclipse (IRE) 20-1 (7-12) Started slowly and went right, towards rear, headway on outside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no threat, 4th of 12, 5l behind The Obvious Choice (8-9) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol.