It's dangerous to rule anything out in a race of this nature and EXCELLENT SHOW is probably a little higher in the weights than ideal but her consistency earns her the verdict. She has run twice over course and distance and has a win and a second to her name; she has only finished out of the frame once since winning here and has to race from a 2lb higher mark. Love You Louis is a dual course and distance winner and one of those wins came from a similar mark but Freddie's Girl and Italian Tom may need a little help from the handicapper in order to resume winning ways. Vhujon is capable but does need the cards to drop right.
Excellent Show 7-1 (8-11) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Mister Laurel (8-8) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
High Spice (USA) 16-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, towards rear, ridden over 3f out, not trouble leaders, 7th of 9, 8l behind Drawnfromthepast (9-10) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Italian Tom (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Went left start, tracked leaders in 4th, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden to lead 1f out, headed final 100 yards, lost 2nd place towards finish, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Dingaan (9-0) at Kempton 6f clm stks (6) pol.
Freddie's Girl (USA) 9-1 (9-4) In touch on outside, effort 2f out, hard ridden entering final furlong, kept on same pace, 5th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Anne Of Kiev (9-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Vhujon (IRE) 3-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Dingaan (9-0) at Kempton 6f clm stks (6) pol.
Love You Louis 8-1 (8-13) Crossed over from wide draw to lead on rail, made all, ridden clear over 1f out, ran on strongly, unchallenged, won at Kempton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Fair Passion (9-6) by 1 3/4l, 10 ran.
Angelo Poliziano 10-3 (9-4) Chased leaders on inner, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 6l behind Sir Geoffrey (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.