Division One of this auction maiden looks pretty decent and after a couple of good runs in defeats on his last two starts MASS RALLY sets a decent standard and is given our vote marginally in preference of Slip Sliding Away while Ertiyaad is well bred but might just need this first outing. Having shaped like a winner in waiting on his last two starts it can be argued that the selection is still showing progressive performances. He was only beaten by an odds-on chance last time and he looks the one to beat in this line-up. Slip Sliding Away shaped well enough on his debut and looked to have enough about him to improve and take one of these races. Ertiyaad has the usual decent pedigree you'd expect from a horse belonging to these powerful connections so can run a big race on debut but the yard's runners often need their debut while Warning Song wouldn't have to improve that much to be a leading contender either. At first glance this looks a race for future winners and the first of those should be Mass Rally.
Before The War (USA) El Corredor colt out of Adrenalin Running.
Bella Charlie (IRE) Pyrus colt out of Beseeching.
Juicy Pear (IRE) 7-2 (9-3) Took keen hold, chased leaders to 3f out, soon ridden and weakened, 8th of 11, 20l behind Hudoo (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct.
Mass Rally (IRE) 7-2 (9-3) Went left start, soon tracked leaders, joined winner and every chance from over 1f out, driven inside final furlong, not quicken near finish, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind London Stripe (9-3) at Yarmouth 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Oct.
Optimistic Duke (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) Chased leaders to over 1f out, soon weakened, 11th of 13, 12l behind Gardening Leave (9-3) at Newbury 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct.
Othello (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, mid-division, ridden and weakened 2f out, 12th of 16, 18l behind Green Lightning (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft.
Slip Sliding Away (IRE) 50-1 (8-8) Slowly into stride, in rear, close enough, effort 2f out, soon outpaced, 3rd of 4, 6l behind Sahara Kingdom (9-5) at Lingfield 7f 2yo nov stks (4) pol.
Tilsworth Glenboy Doyen colt out of Chara.
Warning Song (USA) 14-1 (9-3) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on well to take 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Golden Shaheen (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (4) pol in Oct.
Circus Girl (IRE) Bertolini filly out of Blew Her Top.
Ertiyaad Sakhee filly out of Asawer.
Fetching Zamindar filly out of Esplanade.
On Khee 66-1 (9-0) Mid-division, pushed along and outpaced over 2f out, 8th of 14, 7l behind Padmini (9-0) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Oct.
Star Twilight 25-1 (9-0) With winner until weakened over 1f out, no impression went lost moderate 3rd final strides, 4th of 8, 12l behind Hasty (9-0) at Folkestone 7f mdn fll stks (5) gf in Jul.