DELFT was unfancied for her racecourse debut at Kempton, but finished a creditable fourth without looking like winning. Jeremy Noseda won this maiden in 2009 and his Cheveley Park-owned filly gets the nod with improvement expected. Nicholascopernicus showed little progress on his latest start at Lingfield despite starting joint-favourite and Going Grey was well beaten on his debut, so newcomers could pose a bigger threat with David Simcock's pair Abdul Malik and Gold Falcon worth noting along with Josam.
Abdul Malik Bertolini colt out of Muwasim.
Going Grey (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, pushed along over 3f out, driven and beaten over 2f out, 6th of 7, 13l behind Willie Wag Tail (9-3) at Redcar 1m 2yo mdn aut (6) sft in Oct.
Gold Falcon (IRE) Iffraaj colt out of Pretty Majestic.
Hardy Plume 33-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 18l behind Sheikh The Reins (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Josam (IRE) Montjeu colt out of Bella Miranda.
Nicholascopernicus (IRE) 4-1fav (9-3) Slowly into stride, mid-division, outpaced 2f out, never on terms, 7th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Miriam's Song (8-12) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Pull The Pin (IRE) Kheleyf colt out of Inscribed.
Vermeyen Dutch Art gelding out of Madame Maxine.
Beauchamp Best 100-1 (8-5) Prominent, ridden and lost place over 3f out, soon weakened, 12th of 13, 29l behind Rebel Song (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Delft 10-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to go 4th near finish, 4th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Lexington Pearl (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Oct.
Lady Lyricist 25-1 (8-4) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, 7th of 8, 16l behind The Name Is Don (8-9) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.