ENCORE UN FOIS had to be dropped into plating company to finally get off the mark at Kempton on his first start for George Baker. There should be more to come from him over middle-distances, however, and he gets the nod to follow up. Woop Woop has every chance as he's improved since joining Ian Williams and bids for a hat-trick after scoring at Kempton last time, while the front-running Tegan is not easily dismissed with Jimmy Fortune taking over the reins. Castlemorris King landed a couple of poor handicaps at Wolverhampton earlier but came unstuck in this grade at the same track last time.
Trend Line (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Yensi (9-7) at Leicester 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Tegan (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Chased clear leader until led over 2f out, ridden and headed 1f out, kept on, 6th of 14, 5l behind Beat Route (8-12) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Encore Un Fois 5-4fav (9-4) Held up in 4th, switched outside and headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Kempton 1m 2f app clm stks 0-70 (6) pol in Nov beating Ice Cold Bex (9-0) by 1 3/4l, 5 ran.
Woop Woop (IRE) 5-1 (8-13) Held up, travelling well on inside looking for room inside final 3f, smooth headway on inside over 2f out, led inside final final 2f, clear over 1f out, easily, won at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov beating Who Loves Ya Baby (8-2) by 2 3/4l, 10 ran.
Castlemorris King 10-3 (8-5) Mid-division, headway on ouside over 7f out, went 3rd over 6f out, tracked leader over 3f out, led inside final 3f, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 10, 7l behind Dark Dune (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Roman Flame 10-1 (8-12) Pressed leader, effort over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on and every chance until one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 3l behind Encore Un Fois (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2f app clm stks 0-70 (6) pol in Nov.