Lion Beacon had Exclusive Waters well behind when third over C&D last time. He'll be thereabouts once again along with Spillway, a promising third at Kempton on his introduction. Marlborough Man, Rainford Glory and Mosman look likely improvers and newcomers Mercators View and Endorsing are both related to winners and worth noting. However, Andrew Balding has trained three winners in the last week and TOO DIFFICULT could be another as she ran well on her debut at Yarmouth in October with subsequent dual winner Divine Angel behind.
Endorsing (IRE) Dylan Thomas colt out of Gently.
Exclusive Waters (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Slowly away towards rear, ridden 3f out, never near leaders, 6th of 10, 8l behind Zeus Magic (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Halling's Wish 33-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 11, 10l behind Lilac Tree (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Lion Beacon 20-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Zeus Magic (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Marlborough House 33-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden over 5f out, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 14, 13l behind Mister Impatience (9-0) at Nottingham 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct.
Mercators View Observatory colt out of Capriolla.
Mosman 10-1 (9-3) Chased leader, driven to challenge over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Mandy The Nag (8-12) at Southwell 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (5) fbs in Nov.
Rainford Glory (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, kept on from over 1f out, one pace, 8th of 11, 8l behind Tight Knit (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Spillway 50-1 (9-3) Mid-division, not clear run over 2f out, driven and headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on to take 3rd well inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 14, 3l behind Kuantan One (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.
Big Moza 50-1 (8-12) Always behind, 12th of 14, 17l behind Kuantan One (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.
Exclusion (USA) 66-1 (8-12) Mid-division, effort on outside over 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 14, 23l behind Banovallum (9-3) at Folkestone 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sep.
Too Difficult (IRE) 11-4 (8-8) Slowly away, keen headway to track leaders over 5f out, led over 2f out, ridden and headed entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Mandy's Boy (8-13) at Yarmouth 1m 2yo mdn aut (6) hvy in Oct.