It's worth sticking with LUNAR RIVER in this. She won over 1m2f here a week ago and this drop back in trip, though not ideal, shouldn't inconvenience her too much. Today's apprentice has ridden plenty of winners and David Pinder's mare can take care of Holyfield Warrior, Inquisitress and King Of The Titans once again. Guildenstern is often placed at this level and had Crianza behind when runner-up here earlier this month, while Kenswick is another with place claims back in this grade.
Lunar River (FR) 5-1fav (9-0) Mid-division on inner, ridden and headway when switched right over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Kempton 1m 2f app hcp (0-50) (7) pol beating Holyfield Warrior (8-12) by 3 1/2l, 14 ran.
Okalydokely (IRE) 50-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 14th of 17, 18l behind Silly Dancer (9-7) at Gowran Park 1m 1f app hcp 50-70 gd in Aug '09.
Holyfield Warrior (IRE) 13-2 (8-12) With leaders, took keen hold, led well over 3f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 14, 3 1/2l behind Lunar River (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2f app hcp (0-50) (7) pol.
Grey Boy (GER) 12-1 (8-6) Tracked leader and keen, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, soon weakened, 4th of 10, 2l behind Jonny Ebeneezer (8-11) at Kempton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Kenswick 25-1 (8-8) Dwelt, held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Allanit (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Guildenstern (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Towards rear, headway on outer over 2f out, ridden and stayed on final furlong, not reach leaders, 3rd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Bold Bomber (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Crianza 4-1 (9-0) Chased leader until over 3f out, regained 2nd over 2f out, soon every chance, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Aggbag (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
King Of The Titans (IRE) 10-1 (8-8) Slowly away, mid-division and keen, soon chased leaders, every chance 2f out, faded inside final furlong, soon edged right, 5th of 14, 7l behind Lunar River (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2f app hcp (0-50) (7) pol.
Mighty Aphrodite 66-1 (8-11) Steadied start, held up in rear, ridden over 1f out, never a factor, 10th of 12, 12l behind Fastinthestraight (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Sea Tobougie 33-1 (8-6) Steadied start, held up last, some headway inside final furlong, never troubled leaders, 7th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Lean Machine (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Inquisitress 12-1 (8-9) Held up mid-division and keen, headway over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 6l behind Lunar River (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2f app hcp (0-50) (7) pol.
Boxer Shorts 40-1 (8-0) Slowly into stride, ridden and struggling halfway, never on terms, 8th of 10, 13l behind Welcome Approach (9-1) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.