With Andrew Balding's juveniles coming to hand, SOVIET SPRING is put up as a likely sort today to strike in the opener. Well backed on debut, there must have been something amiss on that occasion but he actually ran far better than his finishing position suggests at Folkestone. Linda Stubbs wouldn't have too many runners at Kempton so a note is made of Chilledtothebone's position in the market. Tourmaline is a half-sister to prolific winner, CD Flyer, though was not particularly well backed on debut. Hi Note is put forward once making the transition to handicapping. Captain Noble represents a yard with a 15% strike rate with its juveniles this term and this is actually a drop in class vis-a-vis a debut run at Goodwood.
Captain Noble (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Dwelt and went right start, headway over 4f out, unable to quicken 2f out, edged left over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 12, 9l behind Dark Secret (9-3) at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd.
Chilledtothebone 33-1 (9-3) Slightly bumped start, tracked leaders and keen, ridden on outer over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 13, 7l behind Well Sharp (9-3) at Ayr 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd.
Snow Trooper 100-1 (8-9) Awkward leaving stalls, soon pushed along and always towards rear, 10th of 13, 15l behind Capaill Liath (8-11) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jun.
Soviet Spring (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, switched right entering final furlong, soon ridden, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 5l behind Fluvial (8-5) at Folkestone 7f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Aug.
Barnet Fair 80-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 3l behind Old Master Expert (9-3) at Pontefract 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd.
Chillie Peppar 125-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway and switched left over 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, 7th of 16, 14l behind Utley (9-3) at Yarmouth 7f 2yo mdn (5) sft.
Monsieur Jamie 9-1 (9-3) Tracked winner, ridden to challenge 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 2nd of 8, 4l behind Thomas Tompion (9-3) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs.
Hi Note 33-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, mid-division, not much room 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 14, 19l behind Song Of The Siren (8-4) at Folkestone 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Aug.
Sea Of Love (IRE) 28-1 (8-12) Always towards rear, 10th of 12, 14l behind Secret Gold (8-9) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Tourmaline (IRE) 10-1 (8-4) Behind, outpaced over 2f out, never dangerous, 6th of 7, 16l behind Devoted (8-6) at Goodwood 1m 2yo mdn aut (5) sft in Aug.
Neytiri 33-1 (8-4) Slowly away and went left start, behind, pushed along and some late headway, 7th of 12, 5l behind Chevise (8-2) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol.
Poyle Judy Iceman filly out of Poyle Jenny.