Rapid Water was ending a three-year losing streak at Kempton earlier in the week so makes little appeal to follow up under a penalty. EGRETTA is preferred as the Irish raider ran well at Dundalk last month and is the least exposed in the field. Fonterutoli makes a quick reappearance after placing here on Thursday while Norwegian Reward went very close behind Muhandis at the same meeting on his first start for a new yard. Sudden Wish finished runner-up at Wolverhampton during the week and could also figure.
Rapid Water 10-1 (9-2) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, went 3rd over 1f out, stayed on to lead close home, won at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Zaheeb (9-7) by hd, 14 ran.
Egretta (IRE) 12-1 (9-10) Waited with, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, soon no impression, kept on, 4th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Cristy's Call (8-4) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Fonterutoli (IRE) 5-1 (8-9) Mid-division, driven over 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, stayed on to take 3rd towards finish, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 11, 2 3/4l behind Honey Of A Kitten (8-10) at Lingfield 1m app hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Sudden Wish (IRE) 9-1 (8-13) In rear, ridden over 3f out, headway approaching final furlong, ran on, not reach winner, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Angel Cake (8-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol.
Ermyn Flyer 7-1 (8-6) Led, ridden over 2f out, driven and headed over 1f out, no chance with winner, kept on well for clear 2nd, 2nd of 7, 8l behind Light Burst (9-12) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) fm in Sep.
Tous Les Deux 33-1 (8-9) Took keen hold, held up, never on terms, 8th of 9, 7l behind Spartan King (9-2) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Meydan Style (USA) 8-1 (8-7) Held up in touch, took keen hold, pushed along over 3f out, one pace final 2f, 5th of 10, 7l behind Tigertoo (7-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp 0-55 (6) pol in Sep.
Chik's Dream 12-1 (8-8) In touch, ridden 3f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 11, 11l behind Dandarrell (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Norwegian Reward (IRE) 7-1 (8-7) Mid-division, headway on inside 2f out, soon chased leaders, switched right over 1f out, ridden and stayed on well inside final furlong, just failed for 2nd, 3rd of 11, 3/4l behind Muhandis (9-7) at Lingfield 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.