Plenty of these runner in another tight handicap are on form but the vote just goes to last time out winner OCEAN LEGEND in preference too hat-trick seeking Harting Hill and the Richard Hughes ridden Berbice. The pick wasn't stopping as he continued to stay on to score over course and distance last time. His second to Erinjay a week earlier is working out really well and it's interesting that connections take their chance under a penalty before waiting for reassessment. Harting Hill has a good strike rate here and took a moderate classified contest before scoring in handicap company when returning from a mini break last time. This assignment appears to be his forte and he should be able to overcome a mark rise to run his race. Berbice is returning from 122 days off after taking leave following a solid run under a penalty on his last run. He return to the class which saw him last victorious and despite looking a little high in the handicap he has a chance of challenging for honours. Art Market capped a consistent run of results with an easy victory the last time we saw Jo Crowley's runner but the handicapper has taken notice so he is over looked this time while Ejeed could be the each-way play with form to over turn on the pick. Yet another competitive contest where Ocean Legend is another marginal suggestion.
Ocean Legend (IRE) 5-2fav (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead 1f out, stayed on under pressure final furlong, won at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Monsieur Fillioux (9-3) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Berbice (IRE) 5-4fav (9-4) Started very slowly, lost 10 lengths, pulled hard in rear, ran on inside final furlong, no chance, 5th of 10, 4l behind Beauchamp Viceroy (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Oct.
Chief Exec 8-1 (8-7) Behind, headway 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 1 1/2l behind Autumn Blades (8-10) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Dinner Date 20-1 (7-13) Held up towards rear, headway 2f out, switched left over 1f out, pushed into lead inside final furlong, soon headed, not quicken, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Dingaan (9-1) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Mudhish (IRE) 3-1 (9-1) Chased winner until ridden, not quicken and dropped to 3rd 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 1l behind Boho Chic (8-7) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Art Market (CAN) 4-1fav (9-3) Tacked across from wide draw and made virtually all, kept on over 1f out, soon clear, won at Lingfield 7f Handicap (0-58) (4yo+) (6) pol in Jan beating Dicey Affair (8-7) by 6l, 11 ran.
Grand Honour (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Held up, towards rear, headway on inside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 7th of 11, 5l behind Charlie Smirke (9-1) at Lingfield 1m hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Harting Hill 15-8fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out and going well, ridden and under pressure inside final furlong, kept on well towards finish, won at Kempton 7f Handicap (0-58) (4yo+) (6) pol beating Sendreni (9-4) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Ejeed (USA) 4-1 (8-3) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, kept on same pace final 2f, no impression, 5th of 11, 7l behind Ocean Legend (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Idle Power (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Prominent, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 12th of 13, 12l behind Copperwood (8-11) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.