SUPERNOVERRE steps back into handicap company after winning a claimer over course and distance last time out and is taken to win again at the expense of Celtic Commitment and Winterbrook. The selection had shown previous form in maiden company and can once again be competitive in a race that is wide open. Celtic Commitment was only narrowly beaten at Great Leighs last time out and should relish this step up in trip for the first time. The horse is well connected so any market support should be noted. Winterbrook is another to have run a personal best last time out and could still be open to further improvement. He is only lightly raced and has to be added to the shortlist. But for the winner we return to Supernoverre.
Supernoverre (IRE) 2-1fav (9-7) Close up, quickened to lead 1f out, ran on well, pushed out, won at Kempton 1m 2f 2yo clm (6) pol beating Lucky Punt (8-12) by 1l, 13 ran.
Celtic Commitment 6-1 (9-1) Led, ridden and edged left approaching final furlong, headed towards finish, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Becausewecan (9-7) at Great Leighs 1m 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Caster Sugar (USA) 7-2jt-fav (9-2) In touch, ridden to chase leaders over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 14, 6l behind Shooting Party (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct.
Herschel (IRE) 7-4fav (9-4) Mid-division, kept on final 2f, but never troubled leaders, 4th of 12, 3l behind Brooksby (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Merton Lad 12-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, soon outpaced, hung left over 1f out, stayed on again inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 4l behind Spiritual Treasure (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn auc (6) pol in Oct.
Candilejas 13-2 (8-8) Behind, pushed along 3f out, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on to take 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 11, 3l behind Island Sunset (8-8) at W'hampton 7f 2yo mdn auc (6) pol in Oct.
Play To Win (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, one pace final furlong, 8th of 13, 10l behind Mooakada (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 2yo mdn (4) gd in Oct.
Protiva 33-1 (8-6) Led, ridden 2f out, headed 1f out, no extra, 4th of 8, 3l behind Cool Art (9-2) at Lingfield 7f 2yo clm (6) pol.
Winterbrook King 8-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, stayed on final furlong, not quite reach winner, 2nd of 14, nk behind True Britannia (8-12) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp (6) pol.
Paddythefish (USA) 7-1 (9-3) Towards rear, kept on final furlong, never near leaders, 8th of 13, 6l behind Supernoverre (9-7) at Kempton 1m 2f 2yo clm (6) pol.
Captain Walcot 10-1 (9-4) Led, headed over 2f out, rallied and led again over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, edged left, no extra, 4th of 14, 1l behind Roar of Applause (9-7) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp (6) pol.
Hollow Green (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, under pressure 3f out, lost place 2f out, 11th of 14, 9l behind Roar of Applause (9-7) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp (6) pol.
Lucky Punt 20-1 (8-12) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, stayed on and chased winner final furlong, always held, 2nd of 13, 1l behind Supernoverre (9-7) at Kempton 1m 2f 2yo clm (6) pol.
Fongoli 11-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, driven to chase winner briefly over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 12, 9l behind Daylumney (9-0) at W'hampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Oct.