Mosman wasn't beaten far when fourth at Lingfield a week ago but finished only a length ahead of Exclusion and that pair are closely matched in this. Makin also posted an improved effort when runner-up at this track last month and makes more appeal than the so-far disappointing Sweet Force and the newcomer Colour My World. SOLACE has her first start since September but should have improved since a fifth at Goodwood and John Gosden's filly can make her all-weather debut a winning one.
Colour My World With Approval colt out of Nadeszhda.
Makin (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, chased winner over 1f out, kept on, always well held inside final furlong, 2nd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Tight Knit (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Mosman 16-1 (9-3) Prominent, under pressure over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 11, 1 3/4l behind Lion Beacon (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Sweet Force 25-1 (9-3) Held up mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 10, 21l behind El Buen Turista (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Exclusion (USA) 100-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on well, nearest finish, 6th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Lion Beacon (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Solace (USA) 3-1fav (9-0) Slowly into stride and went left start, held up towards rear, pushed along on outside over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, plugged on inside final furlong, never a threat, 5th of 10, 7l behind Snow Rose (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 2yo stks (5) gd in Sep.