BOUNTIFUL BAY has finished second in each of his last three races and can get her head in front for the first time at the expense of Welsh Opera and Sarah's Art. The selection has shown improved form of late and was not beaten far behind Desert Opal over one furlong shorter here last time out. The step up in trip ought to suit and if she can recapture her best form she could prove difficult to beat. Welsh Opera caught the eye when finishing second at Wolverhampton last time out. That was a personal best effort after being given a chance by the handicapper and any market moves should be noted. Sarah's Art won here over seven furlongs back in September and even though he has crept up in the weights he ran right up to form over course and distance when second to Musical Script so any support should be noted. But for the winner we return to Bountiful Bay.
Welsh Opera 14-1 (8-12) In touch, ridden and headway over 2f out, chased winner and every chance approaching final furlong, unable to quicken inside final furlong, 2nd of 11, 2l behind Madame Hoi (8-12) at W'hampton 6f mdn stk (5) pol.
Bountiful Bay 4-1co-fav (8-7) Steadied start, held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, stayed on to chase winner final furlong, always held, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Desert Opal (9-2) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Sarah's Art (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, towards rear, headway and switched left from over 1f out, stayed on final furlong when 2nd near finish, 2nd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Musical Script (8-13) at Kempton 5f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Kaystar Ridge 25-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, under pressure and 3rd over 1f out, no extra and one pace final furlong, 4th of 11, 4l behind Back In The Red (8-13) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Mind Alert 33-1 (8-13) Steady start, always rear group, never a factor, 10th of 12, 6l behind River Kirov (9-0) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Loyal Royal (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Started slowly, soon tracked leader on outer, raced keenly, ridden and effort well over 1f out, no impression, one pace final furlong, 5th of 11, 4l behind River Thames (9-4) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
The Little Fizzer (IRE) 7-1 (8-2) Towards rear, stayed on, not troubled leaders, 6th of 10, 9l behind Blue Tomato (8-10) at W'hampton 5f clm (6) pol in Oct.
Duke Of Milan (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) In rear, good headway over 1f out, ran on final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 12, 2 1/2l behind River Kirov (8-12) at Kempton 6f hcp (6) pol.
Reigning Monarch (USA) 7-2 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 12, 2l behind The Geester (8-13) at Southwell 5f hcp (6) fbs.
Mr Rev 9-1 (8-12) Held up, headway and edged left over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 3l behind Marvin Gardens (9-3) at W'hampton 6f mdn aut stk (6) pol.
Caustic Wit (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Soon outpaced in rear, 10th of 12, 7l behind The Geester (8-13) at Southwell 5f hcp (6) fbs.
Bye Baby Bunting 20-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, hung left over 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 12, 10l behind River Kirov (8-12) at Kempton 6f hcp (6) pol.