Storm Runner only does just enough to win so a hat-trick is not out of the question, despite a penalty for last week's narrow margin victory over C&D. He had earlier finished behind close-up fourth Paperetto at Lingfield and, on better terms today, the latter looks to have every chance of losing his maiden tag. However, BLUE DEER is a winner without a penalty having landed an apprentice race under the accomplished Charlie Bishop at Lingfield a week ago and John Akehurst's gelding is taken to follow up. Dells Breezer and Darwin Star have claims on the book but both are returning from a lay-off.
Mi Regalo 20-1 (9-6) Never on terms, 9th of 12, 8l behind Black Baccara (8-13) at Kempton 5f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Dunseverick (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Took keen hold, mainly in rear, 9th of 11, 15l behind Take Cover (9-11) at Southwell 6f hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Nov.
Blue Deer (IRE) 9-2fav (8-12) Pulled hard and prominent, led over 4f out, driven over 2f out, clear entering final furlong, kept on well, won at Lingfield 1m app hcp 0-62 (6) pol beating Trip Switch (8-10) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Darwin Star 16-1 (9-2) Tracked leader and keen, ridden 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Chevise (9-2) at Kempton 5f 2yo clm stks (6) pol in Oct '10.
Storm Runner (IRE) 10-3fav (8-5) Held up, ridden over 2f out, headway approaching final furlong, ran on to lead final strides, won at Kempton 7f hcp (6) pol beating Ereka (8-10) by 3/4l, 13 ran.
Dells Breezer 10-1 (8-11) Held up in rear, pulled hard, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on, not able to trouble winner, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Amazon Twilight (9-7) at Kempton 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Dec '10.
Automotive 6-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 21l behind Lieutenant Kojak (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct.
Paperetto 11-1 (8-11) Soon led, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra near finish, 4th of 13, 1l behind Bold Ring (9-4) at Lingfield 7f app hcp 0-58 (6) pol in Nov.
Polar Auroras 7-1 (9-7) Held up in touch, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 13, 10l behind Maven (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Silly Billy (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Always behind, 9th of 10, 16l behind Aerodynamic (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Demoiselle Bond 16-1 (8-13) Went right start, tracked leader until ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Shelagh (9-6) at Lingfield 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Zaheeb 25-1 (10-4) Never on terms, 12th of 14, 11l behind Minortransgression (10-10) at Southwell 1m am hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Nov.
Koha (USA) 25-1 (8-8) Raced stand side, outpaced, last of 14, 15l behind Bateleur (8-12) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Oct.