BELATED SILVER is given the narrow vote over Ray Of Joy and It's A Game in this nursery handicap. Tom Dascombe's colt is making his all-weather debut here but there was plenty to like about his last run at Yarmouth when he was only narrowly beaten by Lovely Thought. He remains unexposed and he looks to hold solid claims. Ray Of Joy has got winning form over this trip but all her best form is over 6f and on that basis she looks worth taking on. It's A Game left her previous form behind to win at Kempton over 6f last time and the form has been franked so she has to enter calculations. Black N Brew is a consistent type and this colt could again be booked for a place. Belated Silver is our choice though to land the gold.
Common Diva 25-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 11, 19l behind Joe Caster (9-3) at W'hampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Oct.
Ray of Joy 5-1 (9-7) Held up, and well off the pace, closed going well over 1f out, led inside final furlong, headed final 100 yards, lost 2nd well inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Victoria Sponge (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
It's A Game (USA) 10-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead approaching 1f out, kept on, won at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn fll (4) pol in Oct beating Minute Limit (9-0) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Cumana Bay 4-1 (9-6) Held up and well off the pace, closed over 1f out, soon driven, and unable to quicken inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 3l behind Victoria Sponge (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Quick Single (USA) 5-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, one pace, 4th of 15, 5l behind Speedy Guru (8-4) at Pontefract 6f 2yo mdn auc (5) gs in Oct.
Chimbonda 10-1 (9-0) Led, headed over 2f out, soon rallied, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 15, 1 1/2l behind Dynamo Dane (9-3) at Doncaster 6f 2yo mdn (4) sft.
Black N Brew (USA) 15-8 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden well over 1f out, ran on towards finish, 3rd of 9, nk behind Ditto Ditto (8-10) at W'hampton 6f 2yo mdn auc (5) pol in Oct.
Deyas Dream 20-1 (8-7) In touch, under pressure over 1f out, soon ridden to challenge, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 17, 6l behind Caledonia Princess (8-0) at Leicester 6f 2yo fll hcp (4) gd in Sept.
Ditto Ditto 7-1 (8-10) Chased leader, led over 4f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, edged right inside final furlong, driven out, won at W'hampton 6f 2yo mdn auc (5) pol in Oct beating Trigger McCann (8-9) by a shd, 9 ran.
Belated Silver (IRE) 4-1fav (9-3) Keen, in touch, ridden to join winner over 1f out, every chance until no extra well inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Lovely Thought (8-8) at Yarmouth 7f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct.
Dream Date (IRE) 9-1 (8-0) Raced far side, in rear, joined stands side group 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 11th of 12, 11l behind Feeling Fab (9-7) at Newmarket 7f 2yo fll hcp (2) gf in Oct.
Equinity 33-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 15, 12l behind Bounty Box (9-0) at Leicester 6f 2yo fll mdn aut (6) gs in Oct.
Andean Margin (IRE) 9-1 (8-9) Prominent, ridden along over 3f, weakened over 2f, 13th of 15, 27l behind Lethal Glaze (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 2f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Oct.
Damselfly 33-1 (8-12) Soon in touch, ridden to chase leading pair 2f out, faded approaching final furlong, 11th of 12, 7l behind Spiritual Treasure (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn auc (6) pol in Oct.