Dorfman gets first time blinkers after unseating his rider at Kempton in a race won by Blue Wave. His stablemate sluiced up at Pontefract during the week and will presumably go up by more than today's 5lb penalty once reassessed. Mark Johnston's colt looks the one to beat but RED RUNAWAY wasn't far behind the latter at Kempton when third on his reappearance and may be capable of turning the tables on better terms. Cafe Society made a winning debut at Wolverhampton in October and the betting may give the best clue to his chances on his return.
Blue Wave (IRE) 2-1fav (9-7) Made all, pushed clear over 1f out, stayed on strongly, unchallenged, won at Pontefract 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd beating Noble Bull (9-4) by 8l, 4 ran.
Red Runaway 11-4 (9-2) Steadied start, held up last, left 4th over 3f out, headway on outside 2f out, stayed on to one paced 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Blue Wave (9-3) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Dorfman 4-1 (9-2) Switched right after start, held up in 4th, coming under pressure when jinked left and unseated rider over 3f out, in a race won by Blue Wave (9-3) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) pol, 5 ran.
Cafe Society 15-2 (9-3) Slowly into stide, behind, headway on outside over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on well, won going away, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct beating Khotan (9-3) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.