YOURARTISONFIRE has been raised only 4lb for landing a more competitive race at Haydock a fortnight ago. Karl Burke's colt can confirm running with Talented Kid and go in again. Whipper Snapper made a winning return at Kempton and should be thereabouts. He makes more appeal than another Kempton winner in Footstepsintherain, who has been beaten off today's higher mark on a couple of subsequent occasions. George Cinq wasn't beaten far despite managing only sixth on the Polytrack last month and Vainglory has the past form to get involved.
Vainglory (USA) 25-1 (8-9) In rear, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 10l behind Horsted Keynes (9-1) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Apr.
Yourartisonfire 7-1 (7-12) Took keen hold hald, raced wide chasing leaders, went 2nd over 1f out, riiden to lead inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Haydock 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Apr beating Gabrial's Kaka (9-7) by 3/4l, 16 ran.
George Cinq 8-1 (8-8) Dwelt, in rear, switched right over 1f out, headway approaching final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Sea Shanty (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Apr.
Good Authority (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) Off the pace in mid-division, headway under pressure over 1f out, not clear run when switched left and stayed on inside final furlong, not quite going pace to threaten, 6th of 16, 3l behind Huntsmans Close (9-0) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Apr.
Talented Kid 20-1 (8-5) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, some headway on inside 2f out, never dangerous, 9th of 16, 8l behind Yourartisonfire (7-12) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Apr.
Footstepsintherain (IRE) 11-2 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, unable to challenge leaders, 4th of 13, 1 3/4l behind Chookie Royale (9-8) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Dark Emerald (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Held up in touch in last pair, headway on outside under pressure 2f out, soon hung left on camber, driven into 3rd over 1f out, stayed on in closing stages, never any chance with winner, 3rd of 6, 4l behind Thouwra (9-7) at Epsom Downs 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Sep.
Whipper Snapper (IRE) 3-1fav (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, effort inside final furlong, driven and ran on to lead post, won at Kempton 1m hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Apr beating Rome (9-1) by shd, 9 ran.