MARTIAL ART looks the safest option. Now rated 82 after going close in both starts in handicaps, he should be good enough to win back in maiden company. Mac's Superstar looks a threat on the back of a much improved third over C&D and it would be no surprise if both Aloha and Atlantis City step up on their modest debut efforts and finish closer here. Rome can boast a couple of winning relatives and is worth a second glance in the betting along with fellow newcomer Two No Bids.
Atlantis City (FR) 8-1 (9-3) Reluctant to load in stalls and unseated rider at start, started slowly and always towards rear, 9th of 11, 7l behind Rottingdean (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Imperial Spirit 15-2 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, soon lost 2nd, no extra inside final fulong, 6th of 11, 5l behind Aye Aye Skipper (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Mac's Superstar (FR) 20-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, challenged on inside 2f out, still pressing leaders over 1f out, until 3rd and one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 2l behind Rottingdean (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Martial Art (IRE) 3-1 (9-7) In touch, headway over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on well, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Ready (9-1) at Lingfield 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Rome Holy Roman Emperor colt out of Magical Cliche.
Running Bull (IRE) Papal Bull colt out of Miss Barbados.
Sweet Piccolo 100-1 (9-3) Mid-division, lost place over 3f out, soon ridden and behind, last of 10, 29l behind Melvin The Grate (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Two No Bids (IRE) Footstepsinthesand colt out of Milwaukee.
Aloha 33-1 (9-0) Behind, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never involved, 9th of 11, 6l behind Shy Bride (9-0) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol.
Balatina Byron filly out of Primavera.
Good As New 66-1 (8-12) Mid-division, some headway over 1f out, never a threat, 7th of 11, 8l behind Aye Aye Skipper (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Hannahs Turn Dubai Destination filly out of Fontaine House.
Mystical Sapphire Sakhee's Secret filly out of Nadyma.