Triple Dream finished just ahead of his better fancied stablemate Island Legend over C&D a week ago. The latter re-opposes on more favourable terms here and both should be in the mix once again given Captain Scooby and Estonia look unlikely to reverse running, but a chance is taken on FAIR PASSION. August's C&D winner returned to action with a third at Southwell earlier this month and Derek Shaw's mare looks to have every chance with that run under her belt. Novabridge scored at Wolverhampton recently but was a disappointing favourite off a 6lb higher mark back at the same track last time.
Triple Dream 20-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, headway over 1f out, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Kempton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Island Legend (9-5) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Island Legend (IRE) 5-2fav (9-5) Chased leader, led over 3f out, ridden 1f out, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Triple Dream (9-3) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Lucky Art (USA) 16-1 (8-6) Led over 1f, chased leader, lost 2nd entering final furlong, weakened towards finish, 6th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Master Of Disguise (8-11) at Wolverhampton 5f clm stks (6) pol in Jan.
Fair Passion 11-2 (8-11) Dwelt keen in touch after 1f, effort 1f out, edged left and kept on same pace, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Where's Reiley (9-2) at Southwell 5f clm stks (6) fbs.
Estonia 11-2 (9-4) Dwelt, towards rear, headway over 2f out on inner, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Triple Dream (9-3) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Billy Red 50-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders on outer, ridden halfway, weakened final furlong, last of 10, 9l behind Taajub (9-5) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Captain Scooby 7-1 (8-11) In rear and outpaced, headway over 1f out, stayed on well towards finish, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Triple Dream (9-3) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Novabridge 15-8fav (9-9) Soon led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra when losing 2nd last strides, 3rd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Da'quonde (8-8) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Baby Dottie 7-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, stayed on final furlong, no impression, 7th of 9, 4l behind Sole Danser (9-6) at Kempton 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.