Dual Southwell winner COLOUR GUARD just failed to catch the progressive Eshtibaak on his Polytrack debut at Lingfield last week. Mark Johnston's charge drops back to his winning trip here and should have too much for today's rivals. I Confess is on a career-high mark after scoring at Wolverhampton last month but Tartan Trip is slipping down the weights, though he's yet to show any improvement for it. Den's Gift is still capable of going close if things fall right, but Alhaban and Ancient Greece both step up in class today.
Sunset Kitty (USA) 11-1 (8-11) Led after 1f, with leader, ridden and switched left over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 5l behind True To Form (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2f hcap (2) pol.
Colour Guard 11-4 (9-0) Led until over 5f out, led again over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 5, shd behind Eshtibaak (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Tartan Trip 10-1 (8-0) Awkward in stalls, very slowly away, always in rear, last of 7, 17l behind True To Form (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2f hcap (2) pol.
I Confess 11-2 (9-12) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 12, 3l behind Push Me (9-0) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Bramshaw (USA) 9-2 (9-7) Took keen hold, chased leaders, driven along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, eased when no chance final furlong, 10th of 11, 12l behind Kay Gee Be (9-6) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Ashva (USA) 33-1 (8-3) Mid-division, weakened quickly over 1f out, 12th of 15, 9l behind Labarinto (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 2f 3yo hcp (2) gd in Jul.
Den's Gift (IRE) 5-1 (8-9) Led and set good pace, joined 2f out, ridden and headed 1f out, soon lost 2nd, weakened and lost places towards finish, 5th of 9, 2 3/4l behind George Guru (9-1) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Alhaban (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) In touch, headway on outside and driven over 1f out, led inside final furlong, driven out, won at Kempton 1m hacp 0-70 (5) pol beating Hip Hip Hooray (9-4) by 3l, 10 ran.
Ancient Greece 8-1 (9-7) Held up in last pair, good headway centre 3f out, chased leaders 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, driven to lead inside final furlong, held on close home, all out, won at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Sep beating Bidable (9-1) by hd, 10 ran.