It's hard to get away from FLAMBOROUGH BREEZE in this. He followed up an easy victory here with another five-length stroll over track and trip last week and can defy a penalty. Spirit of Xaar has been threatening to take advantage of his tumble down the weights and will be winning soon while Arabian Flight and Pastoral Jet have both posted better efforts of late and the latter is closely matched with recent winner South Cape. May's Boy is capable of going close at this level and makes most appeal of the remainder.
Flamborough Breeze 3-1fav (9-13) Held up towards rear, smooth headway on bit over 2f out, shaken up to lead approaching final furlong, quicken clear, won at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol beating Athletic (9-4) by 5l, 13 ran.
L'Hirondelle (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Dwelt tracked leader after 1f until ridden 2f out, soon weakened, last of 7, 18l behind Norfolk Sky (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Blue Deer (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 7l behind Toga Tiger (9-6) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Final Drive (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Soon outpaced and behind, 8th of 10, 9l behind Bitaphon (8-9) at Southwell 7f hacp 0-70 (5) fbs.
South Cape 7-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, held up last, headway on outside over 1f out, edged right and strong run inside final furlong, led close home, won at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan beating Pastoral Jet (8-10) by nk, 8 ran.
Karate (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Took keen hold, always behind, 14th of 15, 35l behind Royal Etiquette (9-1) at Windsor 1m 4f app hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jun.
May's Boy 11-2 (8-9) With leader, led after 2f, driven over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, no extra, 6th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Travelling (9-4) at Kempton 1m app hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Vitznau (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Very reluctant to leave stalls, came out with rider on ground, remounted and continued way behind, in a race won by Officer In Command (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol, 11 ran.
Rezwaan 8-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, lost place over 2f out, 9th of 11, 17l behind Officer In Command (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Spirit of Xaar (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Pressed leader, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, stayed on same pace and lost 2nd final 50 yards, 3rd of 10, 3/4l behind Hereford Boy (9-7) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Navajo Charm 7-1 (8-12) Keen led, steadied pace 8f out, ridden and headed 3f out, weakened 2f out, 10th of 11, 21l behind Time Square (8-4) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Arabian Flight 15-2 (8-11) Mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Yankee Storm (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Pastoral Jet 7-4fav (8-10) Held up in mid-division and off the pace, smooth headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, soon hung left, no extra and headed close home, 2nd of 8, nk behind South Cape (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Green Earth (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Towards rear on outside, outpaced over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, never on terms, 11th of 14, 7l behind Idol Deputy (9-8) at Lingfield 1m 2f app hcp (6) pol in Dec.