This is tougher than the seller Charlie Smirke won at Lingfield last week and he's drawn out wide to boot, while Woolston Ferry won over C&D a fortnight ago but is not certain to confirm running with third-placed Eager To Bow on today's revised terms. RAPID WATER slips another 2lb down the weights here, but wasn't disgraced on his latest start over C&D and Mike Squance's charge may put an end to his long losing run in this lesser grade. Grand Piano could prove best of the remainder.
Charlie Smirke (USA) 5-6fav (9-5) Pressed leader, led 2f out, wide straight, clear when hung right final furlong, driven out, won at Lingfield 1m sell stks (6) pol in May beating Ilissos (8-4) by 3 1/2l, 5 ran.
Holiday Snap 5-1fav (8-13) Led, clear over 4f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 12th of 14, 20l behind Zebrano (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Woolston Ferry (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Slowly away, held up mid-division, headway on inner 2f out, led over 1f out, soon ridden, held on well, won at Kempton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in May beating Emiratesdotcom (9-4) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Grand Piano (IRE) 10-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, soon under pressure, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 14, 7l behind Cape Kimberley (9-7) at Salisbury 7f ldy hcp 0-65 (6) fm in May.
Pipers Piping (IRE) 16-1 (8-5) Raced wide, chased leaders, wide on bend halfway, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 12, 5l behind Kylladdie (9-5) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) std in May.
Rapid Water 33-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 5th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Double Carpet (8-9) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Eager To Bow (IRE) 11-4fav (9-6) Dwelt, held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 1l behind Woolston Ferry (8-13) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in May.
Private Olley 16-1 (9-0) Crossed over to lead and hampered 2 horses on inside after 1f, driven over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, weakened and lost 2 places towards finish, 4th of 11, 1 3/4l behind Elhamri (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Onceaponatime (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Behind, headway towards inside over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong to join 3rd post, 3rd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Kylladdie (9-5) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) std in May.
Mack's Sister 11-4fav (9-6) Chased leader, effort over 2f out, soon one pace, 5th of 10, 1 3/4l behind Torres Del Paine (9-3) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Katmai River (IRE) 3-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, every chance 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened towards finish, 7th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Woolston Ferry (8-13) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in May.
Timpanist (USA) 11-2 (9-12) Tracked leaders on inside, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, eased, last of 8, 29l behind Treasure Way (9-12) at Warwick 7f fll hcp (5) gf in May.
Foxtrot Alpha (IRE) 11-1 (9-4) Chased leader, led 3f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, soon lost 2nd and no extra, 3rd of 14, 3l behind Saturn Way (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in May.
Army of Stars (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Always towards rear, 12th of 14, 14l behind Saturn Way (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in May.