A tight handicap with Canadian Run carrying a penalty for his recent C&D win when he beat Beau Select while Jodies Jem makes his handicap debut after an impressive victory in a maiden at Wolverhampton. Mick Duggan and Run It Twice are both previous winners albeit in lesser company and Lambert Pen went close at Wolverhampton recently. EMULATING was beaten a length at Lingfield on his handicap debut last month and he gets the nod to show further progress and open his account.
Canadian Run (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, led over 1f out, ran on well, won at Kempton 1m 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol beating Raging Bear (9-4) by 1 3/4l, 8 ran.
Jodies Jem 4-5fav (8-11) Tracked leaders, chased leader over 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov beating Last Minute Lisa (8-4) by 4l, 10 ran.
Mick Duggan 20-1 (9-5) Dwelt, behind, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, joined 3rd place close home, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Gracious George (8-13) at Kempton 7f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol.
Abraq 14-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Stiff Upper Lip (8-10) at Kempton 1m 2f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Emulating (IRE) 10-3fav (8-11) Held up mid-division on outside, driven over 3f out, outpaced and wide entering straight, soon lost place, ridden over 1f out, ran well inside final furlong, not reached leaders, 3rd of 9, 1l behind Blue Nova (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Makinson Lane (IRE) 9-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 4l behind Gracious George (8-13) at Kempton 7f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol.
Run It Twice (IRE) 12-1 (8-3) Held up, headway over 1f out, ridden to press winner just inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Yarroom (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Beau Select (IRE) 4-1 (8-11) Held up, headway over 2f out, 4th and staying on same pace when hampered inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Canadian Run (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol.
Lambert Pen (USA) 9-4 (8-7) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway approaching final furlong, driven and stayed on towards finish, 2nd of 9, nk behind Sofi's Spirit (8-7) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo sell stks (6) pol.