Difficult to be confident in such a wide-open race and SPIN AGAIN is no more than a token selection. He's a couple of pound lower than his latest victory after showing signs of a return to form when third at Wolverhampton last time, just ahead of Trojan Rocket. Cut And Thrust is up 5lb after beating Polar Auroras at Lingfield and, after 26 starts without a win Fedora has won two of her last three outings including a neck defeat of Bold Ring here recently. Silver Wind, Could It Be Magic, Comadoir and Katmai River can also be given a chance in an open handicap.
Bold Ring 10-1 (8-11) Held up, not clear run when making headway from over 2f out, led just over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 8, nk behind Fedora (8-9) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Trojan Rocket (IRE) 3-1fav (9-4) Towards rear, headway when not clear run and switched right over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 12, 2l behind Lastkingofscotland (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f app hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Cut And Thrust (IRE) 5-4fav (9-2) Held up in touch, led over 1f out, ridden clear, ran on well, won at Lingfield 7f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating My Jeanie (8-7) by 2l, 8 ran.
Silver Wind 7-2fav (9-7) Held up in touch, effort over 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 12, 5l behind Captain Dimitrios (8-12) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Could It Be Magic 20-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 6l behind Catchanova (9-5) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Oct.
Spin Again (IRE) 40-1 (9-1) Chased leader, led 3f out, ridden inside final furlong, headed well inside final furlong, not quicken, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Lastkingofscotland (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f app hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Garstang 11-1 (9-7) Held up mid-division on outer, headway over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Wigram's Turn (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Huzzah (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, soon with leader, weakened 2f out, 12th of 13, 18l behind Hip Hip Hooray (9-0) at Kempton 1m hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Comadoir (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Led after 1f, headed narrowly entering final 3f, ridden 2f out, every chance until no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Olney Lass (9-0) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Sep.
Fedora (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) Held up, headway over 1f out, led entering final furlong, driven out, held on, won at Kempton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol beating Bold Ring (8-11) by nk, 8 ran.
Fleetwoodmaxi (USA) 25-1 (9-5) Well off the pace in 6th, ridden and struggling halfway, never on terms, 6th of 8, 20l behind Semmsu (9-1) at Folkestone 7f mdn stks (5) gs in Sep.
Rapid Water 11-2 (9-2) Slowly into stride, towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden and close up 1f out, unable to quicken inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Vhujon (8-11) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Katmai River (IRE) 13-2 (8-9) Held up behind, switched right and headway over 1f out, kept on to chase winner inside final furlong, always well held, 2nd of 8, 3 1/2l behind April Fool (9-2) at Kempton 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Polar Auroras 13-2 (9-2) Tracked leaders, effort over 1f out, soon every chance, weakened close home, 4th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Cut And Thrust (9-2) at Lingfield 7f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol.