NENGE MBOKO has returned a beaten favourite on his last couple of starts but he won't get may better opportunities than this and is given another chance. Midnight Dream finished a bit closer at Kempton last month without threatening to catch the winner while Forceful Flame would figure if rediscovering the form that saw him finish fourth at Newmarket back in August. The remainder have shown nothing to recommend them so far and are harder to fancy.
Nenge Mboko 9-4fav (9-1) Chased leader, challenged 2f out, soon led, driven over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Veeraya (8-13) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct.
Midnight Dream (FR) 25-1 (8-11) Led, headed over 2f out, no extra towards finish, 6th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Living The Life (8-6) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Oct.
Forceful Flame 20-1 (8-12) Took keen hold, chased leaders, ridden 2f out, soon beaten, no chance when edged left final furlong, 6th of 8, 9l behind Reliant Robin (9-4) at Windsor 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct.
Mr Vendman (IRE) 66-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, soon lost place, last of 12, 15l behind Mission Approved (9-0) at Warwick 7f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.
Posh Secret 16-1 (8-12) Towards rear and pushed along, never dangerous, last of 12, 19l behind Heaven's Guest (9-3) at Catterick 5f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.
Duchess Of Dreams 33-1 (8-5) Mid-division, lost place 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 12, 20l behind Yorkshireman (8-11) at Pontefract 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) hvy in Oct.
Multi Fours 33-1 (8-6) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon pushed right, weakened rapidly over 1f out, 13th of 14, 19l behind Birdlover (8-4) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Oct.
Eton Miss (IRE) 50-1 (8-4) Soon led, ridden and joined 2f out, soon headed, lost 2nd over 1f out and soon weakened, last of 11, 16l behind Veeraya (8-13) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct.
Ada Lovelace 40-1 (8-12) Started slowly, raced wide and off the pace, headway over 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 7th of 12, 12l behind Work Ethic (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct.