THE YOUNG MASTER arrives in the form of his life. He's scored twice over hurdles in between landing a couple of 2m contests on the all-weather including a victory over course and distance last time. He gets the vote to confirm latest running with Magicalmysterytour and go in again. Brave Helios posted a better effort at Lingfield a week ago and has claims along with Ocean Power, beaten only a length over track and trip on his latest outing. Shalambar and Ogaritmo have a shout on their best form though both are unproven over today's longer trip.
Arashi 16-1 (9-1) In touch in rear, ridden over 4f out, weakened 3f out, last of 6, 35l behind Blades Lad (9-7) at Southwell 1m 4f hacp 0-70 (5) fbs.
Shalambar (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, soon pushed along chasing leaders, every chance when hung right 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, went 3rd close home, no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 13, 3l behind Able Dash (9-1) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Ogaritmo 16-1 (9-5) Held up in mid-division, headway over 2f out, chasing leaders and edged right over 1f out, no impression on leading duo, dropped to 4th close home, 4th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Able Dash (9-1) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
The Young Master 3-1fav (9-4) Made all and soon 4 lengths clear, steadied pace 10f out, ridden and quickened pace 3f out, ran on, won at Kempton 2m hcp (0-55) (6) pol beating Magicalmysterytour (9-6) by 2l, 8 ran.
Magicalmysterytour (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, ridden and hung right over 2f out, headway approaching final furlong, kept on to go 2nd inside final furlong, no threat to winner, 2nd of 8, 2l behind The Young Master (9-4) at Kempton 2m hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Princely Hero (IRE) 66-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, reminder over 6f out, lost 3rd 5f out, 5th and no impression final furlong, 5th of 8, 8l behind King's Request (8-10) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Brave Helios 11-4 (9-0) In touch on outside, outpaced 4f out, headway to challenge over 2f out, led briefly over 1f out, kept on, no impression with winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Keep Kicking (9-10) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Luckster 5-1 (9-3) Led, headed over 4f out, soon ridden, weakened 1f out, 6th of 8, 14l behind Luctor Emergo (10-7) at Southwell 1m 6f am hcp (0-70) (5) fbs in Jan.
Novel Dancer 16-1 (8-8) Led early, tracked leaders, ridden and slightly outpaced 2f out, rallied inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Waving (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-52 (6) pol.
Ctappers 8-1 (9-0) Slowly away, driven forward to lead after 2f, headed over 8f out, remained prominent, weakened well over 1f out, 10th of 11, 14l behind Reality Show (9-10) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Ocean Power (IRE) 8-1 (8-5) Held up in last pair, headway to track leaders 10f out, effort between horses 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, ridden to lead entering final furlong, headed final 75 yards, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 8, 1l behind Newtown Cross (8-2) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.