Grand Theft Equine is still without a win though not from lack of trying and he went close again at Lingfield last time. West Leake has decent claims back over a mile while Spirit Of Xaar and Warbond are closely matched on recent running here bur Divine Rule failed to follow-up an earlier win over track and trip when sixth off today's higher mark last time and Whitstable Native was well beaten on his previous attempt at today's longer distance. MISHRIF is looking to end a long losing run but today could be the day. John Jenkins' charge went very close off today's mark over 7f here last week and Richard Hughes takes over the reins for this.
Kakapuka 16-1 (9-5) Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 12th of 14, 9l behind Good Luck Charm (9-5) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Grand Theft Equine 3-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, soon chasing leaders, ridden to challenge inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Sporting Gold (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn auc stks (4-6yo) (6) pol in Jan.
Uncle Fred 10-1 (9-2) Mid-division, closing on inside when short of room over 1f out, soon no further progress, 8th of 13, 9l behind Ancient Greece (9-9) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Alhaban (IRE) 28-1 (9-7) Mid-division stand side, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, one pace inside final furlong, 6th of 15, 10l behind Spavento (9-5) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Apr.
West Leake (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, ridden and no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 1 1/2l behind Midnight Feast (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Addikt (IRE) 50-1 (9-2) Dwelt, behind, never nearer, 7th of 13, 5l behind Divine Pamina (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Mister Green (FR) 150-1 (9-0) Outpaced and always in rear, tailed off, last of 7, 28l behind Al Kazeem (9-0) at Sandown 1m 2f Grp 3 (1) gd in Apr.
Mishrif (USA) 16-1 (9-6) Chased leader, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 3/4l behind Midnight Feast (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Catchanova (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, tracked leader, led halfway, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 12l behind Valley Queen (8-11) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct.
Spirit of Xaar (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 4th of 12, 2l behind Greyfriarschorista (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Warbond 7-2 (9-7) Chased leaders in 3rd, went 2nd 2f out, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Rezwaan (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Divine Rule (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Keen hold in touch, chased leaders over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 13, 4l behind Divine Pamina (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Whinging Willie (IRE) 4-1fav (9-4) Steadied start, held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, soon no impression, 12th of 13, 11l behind Divine Pamina (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Whitstable Native 5-1 (9-2) Raced stand side, in touch, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, ran on to lead inside final furlong, ridden out (hand timed), won at Folkestone 7f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep beating Dustland Fairytale (9-4) by 1 3/4l, 12 ran.