Compton Rainbow was caught in the closing stages when third in a handicap over C&D last week and Nicole Nordblad's 7lb claim will help her cause today. However, the second division of that handicap was run in a much faster time when FAIRYINTHEWIND finished runner-up. Paul D'Arcy's filly gets vote on that basis as the form looks stronger than Ermyn Flyer's earlier placed efforts at Epsom. Percythepinto won at Southwell yesterday but this is a stronger contest and Las Sonadora makes more appeal as she may improve on her handicap debut.
Night Flash (GER) 8-1 (9-0) Led for about 1f, tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, led entering final furlong, kept on well, won at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Inniscastle Boy (9-5) by 1 3/4l, 10 ran.
Compton Rainbow 15-2 (9-2) Led after about 1f, ridden over 2f out, headed entering final furlong, kept on, lost 2nd place close home, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Night Flash (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Fairyinthewind (IRE) 11-2 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, held by winner final 75 yards, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Next Cry (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Quixote 40-1 (9-3) Held up mid-division, pushed along 3f out, went 4th over 2f out, one pace from over 1f out, 4th of 10, 20l behind Cherry Street (9-3) at Pontefract 1m 2f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Oct.
Percythepinto (IRE) 11-4fav (9-4) Slowly into stride in rear, pushed along 4f out, ridden and headway to chase leaders over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 3rd of 14, 3l behind Mick Slates (8-1) at Southwell 7f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Ermyn Flyer 6-1 (9-2) Dwelt towards rear, headway approaching final furlong, stayed on towards finish, not reach leaders, 5th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Regal Gold (9-0) at Kempton 7f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
No Plan B (IRE) 40-1 (8-6) In rear, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 9th of 11, 14l behind Presburg (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Sep.
Emirates Jack (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Behind most of way, moderaste late headway, 12th of 17, 9l behind Love Tale (9-0) at Leicester 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Oct.
La Sonadora 100-1 (8-4) Slowly away, held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, never a factor, 8th of 11, 7l behind Keepax (8-10) at Salisbury 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Oct.
Samasana (IRE) 22-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride in rear, some late headway, never near leaders, 5th of 14, 9l behind Mick Slates (8-1) at Southwell 7f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Ciara Boo (IRE) 28-1 (8-3) Well in rear, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on to modest 5th, closing stages, 5th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Artlana (8-7) at Nottingham 1m 2yo sll (6) gf in Oct.
House Limit (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Dwelt in rear, never a factor, 10th of 14, 11l behind Regal Gold (9-0) at Kempton 7f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Leading Star 100-1 (9-0) Led, headed over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, last of 8, 19l behind Iceni Girl (9-0) at Folkestone 7f 2yo stks (5) gd in Jul.
Auntie Kathryn (IRE) 66-1 (8-12) Outpaced to wards rear, ridden and struggling halfway, tailed off and eased over 1f out, last of 10, 50l behind Holiday Reading (9-3) at Folkestone 7f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Sep.