BLUEGRASS BLUES passed the post first over track and trip last Saturday but was disqualified and placed second for interference. An apprentice negates a 3lb rise and Paul Cole's colt can make amends confirming running with Extrasolar and Alnoomaas in the process. Levi Draper has continued to run well since landing a four-timer but is now 10lb higher than when last winning and Ocean Legend is up 4lb for his narrow-margin victory here last month. Invisible Hunter and Excuse To Linger are others to consider as they drop back in distance.
Bluegrass Blues (IRE) 9-2 (9-6) Chased leaders, challenged 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, strongly pressed in closing stages, held on gamely, all out (placed 2nd), in a race won by Future Reference (9-3) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol, 11 ran.
Sir Mike 12-1 (9-7) Towards rear, pushed along halfway, ridden and outpaced well over 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd in closing stages, no impression on winner, 3rd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Footstepsintherain (9-0) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Invisible Hunter (USA) 9-1 (9-4) Towards rear and wide, took keen hold, soon tracked leaders, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Mount Tiger (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug.
Excuse To Linger 11-2 (9-9) Akwardly away, soon mid-division, ridden to chase leaders towards far side over 1f out, weakened final furlong, last of 11, 14l behind Hadaj (9-4) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Elusive Hawk (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) In rear, outpaced over 2f out, wide and headway entering straight, soon ridden, stayed on to press front pair final 50 yards, just held, 3rd of 11, 3/4l behind Mr David (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f clm stks (5) pol.
Extrasolar 14-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, headway on inside 2f out, disputing 2nd 1f out until inside final furlong, stayed on same pace in 3rd, 3rd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Future Reference (9-3) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Levi Draper 11-4fav (9-9) Mid-division on inside, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, ridden and stayed on to 2nd last 100 yards until final strides, 3rd of 14, 1/2l behind Ocean Legend (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Aug.
Ocean Legend (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, went 2nd well over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, held on, won at Kempton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Aug beating Noble Citizen (9-12) by nk, 14 ran.
Alnoomaas (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Led until 2f out, chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 8l behind Future Reference (9-3) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.