Electrician is clear at the weights but ran nowhere near his official rating in a claimer last time and MR KNIGHTLEY arrives in much better form. He won cosily over 7f here last week with The Noble Ord well beaten and a follow-up looks on the cards. Amis Reunis can be given a chance with a 7lb claimer taking over the reins but it doesn't bode well to see the lightly-raced pair Veyepea and Balmoral Castle dropping down to this level so quickly.
Mr Knightley (IRE) 5-2fav (9-6) Took keen hold in touch, went 2nd over 2f out, led over 1f out, driven clear, won at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Al's Memory (9-7) by 3 1/2l, 12 ran.
Barnacle 16-1 (8-10) Mid-division, driven over 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace from over 1f out, never on terms, 7th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Chella Thriller (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Balmoral Castle 66-1 (9-3) Dwelt in rear, ridden halfway, never nearer, 7th of 12, 9l behind Quan (9-3) at Southwell 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) fbs in Nov.
Electrician 33-1 (8-8) Tracked leader led over 7f out, headed 3f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 10, 6l behind Super Say (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f clm stks (6) pol.
The Noble Ord 10-1 (9-5) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, plugged on, 5th of 12, 7l behind Mr Knightley (9-6) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Amis Reunis 12-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, close up over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 4l behind Gallantry (8-12) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Veyepea 5-2fav (8-12) Towards rear, ridden 3f out, kept on final furlong, never near leaders, 4th of 10, 7l behind Alezanna (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (6) pol.