WISHFORMORE carries a penalty for his recent victory over track and trip. But Ian Williams' charge appeared to win a shade cosily and can take care of Tijuca again to follow up. Red Invader disappointed at Windsor when last seen but an earlier second at Wolverhampton suggests he may figure on his return and Indian Violet has been showing a bit more of late. The remainder are harder to fancy with Pour La Victoire failing to match his earlier placed efforts on Turf in recent starts on this surface.
Wishformore (IRE) 9-2 (9-1) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, led approacing final furlong, ran on well, won at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol beating Byrd In Hand (8-12) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
Tijuca (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Towards rear, some late headway, never nearer, 7th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Wishformore (9-1) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Red Invader (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Broke well, tracked leaders, ridden and lost place over 2f out, 10th of 12, 19l behind Modernstone (9-0) at Windsor 1m mdn stks (5) sft in Oct.
Beaumont Cooper 66-1 (8-11) Pulled hard close up, weakened 3f out, last of 13, well behind Sehnsucht (9-2) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Indian Violet (IRE) 33-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, headway on inside over 2f out, ridden to chase leaders 1f out, no impression final 100 yards, 5th of 10, 5l behind Tee It Up Tommo (9-11) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Tingle Tangle (USA) 50-1 (8-10) Mid-division on outside, headway over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 12, 25l behind Divine Call (9-3) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Minstrels Gallery (IRE) 9-2 (9-1) Raced wide and soon chased leaders, went 2nd over 4f out until over 3f out, weakened under pressure over 2f out, 11th of 12, 11l behind Mr Knightley (9-6) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Dec '12.
Pour La Victoire (IRE) 9-4fav (9-4) Took keen hold tracking leaders, pushed along inside final 3f, weakened well over 1f out, 10th of 11, 8l behind Minimee (9-5) at Kempton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Fire King 8-1 (8-11) Mid-division on outside, pushed along 4f out, ridden 3f out, soon weakened, 9th of 12, 27l behind Precision Five (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jul.
My Scat Daddy (USA) 10-1 (8-9) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 9l behind Bertie Blu Boy (8-10) at Lingfield 7f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Absolute Bearing (IRE) 28-1 (8-10) Raced far side close up, outpaced over 4f out, ridden and kept on final furlong, 6th of 17, 5l behind Feel The Heat (9-0) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.
Rapid Water 25-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden over 7f out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, well behind Flash Crash (10-9) at Southwell 2m am hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Jan.
Sweet Piccolo 66-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, ridden halfway, soon outpaced, last of 5, 16l behind Rose Buck (8-3) at Lingfield 6f mdn stks (5) pol.