VALENTINO SWING is fancied to get back to winning ways here at the main expense of Dvinsky and Kingsgate Castle. The selection was well-beaten here last month but the race didn't go to plan and he is rated better than that effort. His previous runs this winter give him a solid chance today and he may not be done with just yet off this mark of 63. Kingsgate Castle is consistent and was a good second to the selection here in December, Espy won a Wolverhampton seller last time out and is respected but the race panned out perfectly and he may be flattered, whilst Kheley is consistent and the filly knows how to win here. With plenty of pace in the race Dvinsky may not get his own way out in front but he is as tough as nails and is sure to relish this drop back to six furlongs, whilst Tom Folan and Misaro both come here on the back of decent runs. Old stamp The Tatling is not ruled out either, however the nod goes to Valentino Swing in a competititve race.
Dvinsky (USA) 4-1 (9-8) Took keen hold, soon tracking leader, lost 2nd when ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 7l behind Lord Fidelio (9-0) at Kempton 7f Claiming Stakes (0-70) (4yo+) (6) pol.
Misaro (GER) 11-4 (8-9) Led, headed over 2f out, rallied and every chance entering final furlong, no extra close home, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Dvinsky (8-13) at Kempton 6f Claimer (0-75) (4yo+) (6) pol in Jan.
The Tatling (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Mid-division, not clear run and snatched up well over 1f out, beaten after, 7th of 8, 7l behind Absa Lutte (8-2) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Valentino Swing (IRE) 4-1fav (8-11) Towards rear, ridden and headway 2f out, no impression over 1f out, held when not much room final furlong, 9th of 11, 9l behind Sutton Veny (9-4) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-90) (5) pol in Jan.
Espy 3-1fav (9-8) Held up behind, headway well over 1f out, soon ridden, led entering final furlong, stayed on well, won at Wolverhampton 6f sell stks (6) pol beating Bentley (9-13) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Kingsgate Castle 7-4fav (8-13) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden approaching final furlong, soon weakened, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Hollow Jo (9-2) at Lingfield 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Kheley (IRE) 7-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, outpaced 2f out, soon ridden, kept on under pressure from over 1f out, never on terms, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Don Pele (8-11) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Ballyvonane (USA) 25-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 5th of 10, 11l behind Blue Lyric (9-5) at Kempton 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Tom Folan 12-1 (9-3) Pushed along briefly soon after start, soon racing keenly in touch, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Freddie's Girl (9-4) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.