Plenty with claims if back to their best but DARING DRAGON has the most scope and gets the vote on that score. He landed a maiden race at Wolverhampton three weeks ago and there should be more to come from Ed Walker's charge. Eager To Bow is back on a winning mark and the return to 7f should suit Emkanaat. Fever Few may figure and Khajaaly's best form also gives him a shout while The Happy Hammer pops up at this level on occasion and Golden Desert is yet another capable of getting involved.
Emkanaat 9-2 (9-5) Rider removed hood late dwelt in rear, headway over 1f out to chase winner, stayed on, 2nd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Jay Bee Blue (9-5) at Kempton 6f Handicap (0-72) (3yo+) (5) pol.
Eager To Bow (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, ridden and stayed on from over 1f out, 5th of 13, 2l behind Hierarch (8-9) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Daring Dragon 4-5fav (9-5) Went left start, tracked leaders, switched right over 1f out, soon challenged on bit, nudged into lead inside final furlong, easily, won at Wolverhampton 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct beating Tiger Jim (9-5) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.
Tiger Reigns 33-1 (9-4) Always towards rear, 18th of 19, 42l behind Cosmic Halo (9-4) at York 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep.
Fever Few 20-1 (8-12) Raced wide, in touch, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Four Winds (8-8) at Lingfield 7f clm stks (6) pol in Oct.
Khajaaly (IRE) 5-1 (9-6) Raced wide close up, headway to press leader 3f out, soon every chance, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 4l behind Hellbender (9-5) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs.
The Happy Hammer (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Towards rear, effort over 1f out, one pace, 7th of 12, 5l behind First Class (9-1) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Darnathean 25-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, lost place over 2f out, last of 11, 15l behind Johnno (9-6) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Avonmore Star 20-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, effort over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 7l behind Four Winds (8-8) at Lingfield 7f clm stks (6) pol in Oct.
Golden Desert (IRE) 7-1 (8-10) Slowly away, in rear, never near leaders, 7th of 12, 7l behind Four Winds (8-8) at Lingfield 7f clm stks (6) pol in Oct.
Street Power (USA) 5-1 (9-0) Awkward leaving stalls and slowly away, held up in rear, ridden and edged left over 2f out, soon well beaten, last of 11, 8l behind Kylladdie (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Exceedexpectations 20-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Dark Lane (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Athletic 3-1fav (9-2) Rearing in stalls, slowly into stride, in rear, ridden and headway when switched left over 1f out, never on terms, 8th of 11, 4l behind Kylladdie (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
First Class 2-1fav (9-1) Held up towards rear, ridden and switched left over 2f out, every chance 1f out, stayed on, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Harrogate Fair (8-13) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.