PELMANISM showed that he hasn't stopped improving when scoring over C&D a fortnight ago. After recovering from a slow start, he ended up running out an easy winner, and Kevin Ryan's charge looks capable of confirming the form with Best Trip, Sherjawy and Al Gillani. Fantasy Fighter is not the most consistent but could figure if at his best, while Ongoodform continues to drop down the weights but has yet to show any improvement for it. Alfresco will need to step up on his recent efforts but the booking of Kieren Fallon suggests he may do better today.
Ongoodform (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Took keen hold, raced wide towards rear, ridden on outside over 2f out, never on terms, 9th of 12, 6l behind Ebraam (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Rum King (USA) 66-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, always behind, 18th of 19, 19l behind Clumber Place (8-7) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Oct.
Caldermud (IRE) 11-2 (8-13) Led after 1f, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 12, 13l behind Syrian (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 3yo clm stks (6) pol in Aug.
Best Trip (IRE) 7-2fav (9-5) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Pelmanism (8-10) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Alfresco 25-1 (8-12) Took keen hold, tracked leader until ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 12, 5l behind Follow The Flag (9-6) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Mister Green (FR) 12-1 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden and hung left over 1f out, soon weakened, 10th of 12, 5l behind Follow The Flag (9-6) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Pelmanism 9-2 (8-10) Head to one side as stalls opened and slowly away, soon pushed along towards rear, headway on inside over 2f out, switched left to 3rd well over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, ran on under pressure to lead final 100 yards, won going away, won at Kempton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Boragh Jamal (8-11) by 2 1/4l, 10 ran.
Fantasy Fighter (IRE) 15-2 (9-0) Slowly into stride, held up in rear and took keen hold, ridden over 1f out, swished tail, ran on, nearest finish, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Tasmeem (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Sherjawy (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, in touch, ridden halfway, one pace final 2f, 5th of 10, 8l behind Pelmanism (8-10) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Al Gillani (IRE) 13-2 (8-5) Outpaced in rear, headway on inside 2f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 10, 8l behind Pelmanism (8-10) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.