Edgware Road finished second over a longer trip here last time but has just the one win in 28 starts. High On The Hog also has a poor strike rate though he went close at Wolverhampton on his return. Both of Whitstable Native's victories last year came over 7f and the token vote goes to RAPID WATER. The dual course and distance winner scored here as recently as February and is only 2lb higher today. Querido looks best of the rest.
Edgware Road 16-1 (9-4) Led, strongly challenged from well over 1f out, hard ridden, headed post, 2nd of 12, shd behind Chella Thriller (9-7) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Whitstable Native 33-1 (8-9) Pulled hard raced wide held up, weakened over 1f out, last of 13, 11l behind Mister Green (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Sannibel 16-1 (9-6) Chased leaders on outside, ridden 3f out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 8l behind Abhaath (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
High On The Hog (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) In touch when not much room over 6f out, mid-division, headway over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, ran on, just held, 2nd of 10, shd behind Needwood Ridge (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Apr.
Rowlestone Lad 20-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, one pace, 7th of 9, 7l behind Foxhaven (9-2) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Rapid Water 25-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, headway on inside 2f out, staying on when hampered 1f out, soon switched left and no chance after, weakened, 8th of 12, 7l behind Rezwaan (9-13) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Nonaynever 40-1 (8-4) Keen tracked leaders, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 22l behind Tafawuk (9-3) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
Tartaria 66-1 (9-8) Dwelt, in rear, kept on final furlong, no impression, 7th of 13, 5l behind Shahrazad (9-8) at Kempton 7f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Apr.
Wishformore (IRE) 20-1 (8-6) Always towards rear, 7th of 9, 11l behind Rezwaan (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Querido (GER) 14-1 (8-0) Held up towards rear, some headway on inside to 4th under pressure well over 1f out, weakened to 5th inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 5l behind Minority Interest (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.