Jake The Snake has been a losing favourite in both starts in similar company recently and was beaten fair and square by HINTON ADMIRAL over C&D a fortnight ago. The latter made all on that occasion and, given he won with a bit in hand, a similar outcome is expected here. Thunderball ran well behind the progressive Steed at Southwell last time and is equally at home on Polytrack, but I Confess will find this tougher than when second at Wolverhampton on Monday. Euston Square and Sir Josh look out of it on these terms.
Euston Square 11-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway on outside 3f out, ridden 2f out, led and edged left over 1f out, headed approaching final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 11, 3l behind Amazing Star (8-8) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Sep.
Jake The Snake (IRE) 5-6fav (10-0) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, chased winner well inside final furlong, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 5, 1l behind Hinton Admiral (9-13) at Kempton 7f clm stks (6) pol.
Hinton Admiral 6-4 (9-13) Pulled hard, made all, ridden over 1f out, kept on well and hung left inside final furlong, won at Kempton 7f clm stks (6) pol beating Jake The Snake (10-0) by 1l, 5 ran.
Thunderball 15-2 (8-12) Keen tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 7, 2l behind Steed (9-13) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
I Confess 7-2 (9-6) Set steady pace, ridden and quickened pace over 2f out, driven over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Erinjay (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f sell stks (6) pol.
Sirjosh 20-1 (10-7) Started slowly and switched right after start, raced wide and always in rear, last of 12, 25l behind Join Up (10-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f am hcp 0-60 (6) pol.