Bravo Echo and Head Of Steam came out best of those who finished behind Grey Mirage at Kempton three weeks ago. But both were beaten over three lengths and Kakatosi also has something to find with Bravo Echo on earlier running on the Polytrack. Democretes finished closer when third over 6f at Windsor last time and Justineo has the form to figure, though his poor strike-rate tempers enthusiasm. SILVERHEELS scored over today's trip at Chantilly in November and a punt is taken on Paul Cole's charge on his reappearance in what looks something of a lottery, though The Confessor demands respect given his excellent course record.
Justineo 7-4 (8-8) Prominent, every chance over 1f out, no extra close home, 2nd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Prodigality (8-8) at Warwick 6f stks (3) gs in Apr.
Shamaal Nibras (USA) 5-1fav (9-2) Held up in touch on inside, pushed along 2f out, soon switched left, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to challenge, 5th of 15, 4l behind Grey Mirage (8-8) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Apr.
I'm So Glad 12-1 (8-12) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, soon lost 2nd, chased leaders, ridden and weakened final furlong, 8th of 14, 12l behind Lily's Angel (9-1) at Kempton 1m fll lst stks (1) pol in Apr.
Mabait 33-1 (8-8) Held up towards rear, headway on inside over 1f out, kept on same pace and no impression final furlong, 7th of 15, 6l behind Grey Mirage (8-8) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Apr.
Silverheels (IRE) (9-10) 3rd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Mon Choix (9-1) at Deauville(FR) 6f 3yo hcp in Dec.
Piscean (USA) 20-1 (9-7) Held up in last pair, never involved, 9th of 15, 8l behind Grey Mirage (8-8) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Apr.
The Confessor 20-1 (9-1) Raced near side, chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened over 1f out, 18th of 26, 11l behind Jack Dexter (8-13) at Ascot 7f Apprentice Handicap (0-100) (3yo+) (2) sft in Oct.
Head Of Steam (USA) 13-2 (8-9) Slowly into stride, soon in mid-division, headway on inside 2f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, 4th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Grey Mirage (8-8) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Apr.
Democretes 9-2 (9-4) Held up in mid-division, headway over 1f out, not clear run when switched left and strong run final 100 yards, never quite going pace to reach leading pair, 3rd of 15, 1/2l behind Nocturn (8-13) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Apr.
George Guru 11-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, took keen hold in touch, ridden and not quicken 2f out, no chance after, 6th of 7, 4l behind Es Que Love (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Apr.
Accession (IRE) 33-1 (8-5) In touch, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, edged left and stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 25, 3 1/2l behind Haaf A Sixpence (8-3) at Newbury 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gs in Apr.
Kakatosi 16-1 (8-11) Held up in mid-division, headway on outside over 1f out, hung right under pressure and went 3rd inside final furlong, not quite pace of leading duo, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Atlantis Crossing (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Mar.
Bravo Echo 14-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, chased winner until inside final furlong, no impression but kept on to hold 3rd, 3rd of 15, 3 1/2l behind Grey Mirage (8-8) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Apr.