HORSTED KEYNES landed a hat trick of victories on Polytrack when scoring at Lingfield last week. He looked value for more than his narrow half-length win and Roger Varian's charge can continue his good progress in this. Chookie Royale remains in fine form and went close to recording a treble over a mile at this track last time, but it's anybody's guess which Common Touch will turn up, given he's been well beaten either side of winning at Ascot. Apostle came good over course and distance having tumbled down the weights and is fancied to confirm running with Ocean Legend despite today's revised terms.
Chookie Royale 6-1 (9-1) Took keen hold, held up in mid-division, headway over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 14, 1 1/4l behind Captain Cat (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Oct.
Common Touch (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Raced near side, chased leaders, weakened over 2f out, 19th of 27, 16l behind Breton Rock (9-4) at Ascot 7f (2) sft in Oct.
Horsted Keynes (FR) 5-6fav (8-8) Tracked leaders, headway on outside to 2nd 1f out, stayed on under pressure to lead final 50 yards, won at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Oct beating Favourite Treat (9-1) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Docofthebay (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, no impression when not clear run and switched right entering final furlong, 10th of 11, 6l behind Horsted Keynes (8-8) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Oct.
Apostle (IRE) 11-2 (9-7) Dwelt, soon pushed up to lead, joined 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, ran on always doing enough and in command towards finish, won at Kempton 7f (4) pol in Oct beating Ocean Legend (9-4) by 1 1/4l, 11 ran.
Regal Dan (IRE) 9-2 (8-5) Mid-division, headway when not clear run over 2f out, not clear run and switched right inside final furlong, no impression, 6th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Ayaar (8-11) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Sep.
Palace Moon 12-1 (9-5) In touch in mid-division, headway over 2f out, unable to quicken over 1f out, no extra, 10th of 13, 6l behind Chookie Royale (9-8) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Suehail 25-1 (8-8) Soon mid-division, no impression from 2f out, 22nd of 23, 21l behind Fiesolana (9-2) at Curragh 1m hcp gf in May.
Lady Of The House (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Chased leader until ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 13th of 15, 11l behind Dutch Rose (9-7) at York 7f fll hcp (2) gf in Aug.
Ocean Legend (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on but no extra towards finish, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Apostle (9-7) at Kempton 7f (4) pol in Oct.
Mister Musicmaster 20-1 (9-7) Held up in touch, weakened and no impression final 2f, 5th of 8, 11l behind Charitable Act (9-5) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.