Chandrayaan, Bladewood Girl and Fairy Mist have something to find with Mr Chocolate Drop after the latter won a similar contest here last time. The veteran should go close again, though collateral form brings Wishformore into the equation on her recent efforts over 7f. Polydamos can also be given a chance on the evidence of his recent placed efforts at Lingfield, but a speculative vote goes to DREAMING AGAIN. He returned to action with a much better effort at Lingfield when beaten only two lengths despite finishing sixth and has plenty of scope for further progress.
Dreaming Again 50-1 (8-7) Behind, outpaced over 2f out, headway 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never troubled leaders, 6th of 12, 1 3/4l behind Nubar Boy (9-2) at Lingfield 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Miami Gator (IRE) 6-1 (8-13) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, soon ridden, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Greek Islands (9-1) at Lingfield 1m sll hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Chandrayaan 25-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd towards finish, never going pace of leading duo, 3rd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Mr Chocolate Drop (9-2) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Blue Deer (IRE) 50-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, effort overt 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 6l behind Paddy's Saltantes (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 2f sell stks (6) pol.
Wishformore (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Mill I Am (9-6) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Mr Chocolate Drop (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, headway towards inside over 2f out, chased leaders insside final 2f, ridden and went 2nd over 1f out, led 1f out, stayed on, won at Kempton 1m hcp 0-50 (7) pol beating Supa Seeker (8-11) by nk, 14 ran.
Bladewood Girl 6-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, went 2nd 2f out until ridden over 1f out, chased leaders, no extra in 4th towards finish, 4th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Mr Chocolate Drop (9-2) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Fleetwoodsands (IRE) 4-1fav (8-12) Mid-division, lost place 3f out, soon behind, 11th of 12, 7l behind Reginald Claude (8-12) at Lingfield 6f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Polydamos 5-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway on wide outside 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd final 100 yards, not pace to reach leading duo, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Night's Watch (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Man In The Arena 16-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, not able to get on terms with leaders, 6th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Kindlelight Storm (9-5) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Oct.
Telamon (IRE) 125-1 (8-7) Always in rear, tailed off, last of 9, 34l behind Pravda Street (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f sell stks (6) pol in Jul.
Appyjack 16-1 (8-7) In rear, outpaced halfway, no impression when not much room over 2f out, never dangerous, 12th of 13, 32l behind Sutton Sid (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f sll hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Querido (GER) 20-1 (8-13) Outpaced in rear, headway centre 2f out, ridden and chased leaders in 4th over 1f out, dropped to 5th in closing stages, 5th of 13, 3l behind Pink Lips (9-5) at Lingfield 1m hcp (6) sft in May.
Fairy Mist (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, went 2nd 5f out until 2f out, chased leaders, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Mr Chocolate Drop (9-2) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-50 (7) pol.