ENSNARE won nicely the other day and he is preferred to Silver Guest and Le Chiffre in an open handicap. The Ian Williams-trained gelding was well in command at the line when sauntering to victory at Kempton nine days ago. A 6lb penalty won't be enough to stop him if in the same mood and from a good low draw he should run well. Miss Eze was second to a progressive rival last time out at Wolverhampton and is unexposed at this trip, Decameron has tumbled down the weights of late and must be considered with Joe Fanning a good jockey booking, whilst Silver Guest is consistent but he has stamina for this trip to prove and looks high enough in the handicap. Course and distance winner Murrin runs this track well and will be better here than at Kempton last time out, Le Chiffre is consistent and is of interest despite a 400 day absence, whilst El Libertador and Daniel Thomas are both consistent and should once again run their race. A 7lb higher mark for Ede's Dot Com's Kempton success makes life tough in this better race, and so we are happy to stick with Ensnare as the selection.
Silver Guest 4-1fav (8-10) Held up in rear, pulled wide and headway entering straight, hung left final furlong, kept on, 4th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Gassin (8-10) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Oct.
Decameron (USA) 13-2 (9-5) Led, driven and headed 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 1 1/2l behind Dinner Date (8-10) at Kempton 1m app hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Miss Eze 4-1fav (9-3) Pulled hard, soon steadied towards rear, in touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 2nd last stride, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 2l behind La Gifted (8-4) at Wolverhampton 7f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol in Oct.
Ensnare 14-1 (9-6) Tracked leader, led approaching 2f out, soon clear, eased towards finish, won at Kempton 1m hcp (0-65) (6) pol beating Having A Ball (9-6) by 3 1/2l, 14 ran.
Murrin (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, ridden on wide outside 3f out, soon struggling, 9th of 10, 10l behind Beauchamp Viceroy (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Oct.
Hurakan (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, headed close home, 2nd of 11, hd behind Satwa Gold (9-2) at Kempton 1m 2f clm stks (6) pol in Oct.
Le Chiffre (IRE) 14-1 (8-8) Led, ridden 2f out, headed towards finish, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Multakka (9-6) at Great Leighs 1m hcp (4) pol in Oct '08.
El Libertador (USA) 8-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, joined leader over 4f out, led over 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, rallied inside final furlong, ran on towards finish, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Day Of The Eagle (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 3yo app hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct.
Daniel Thomas (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Dwelt, soon mid-division on inside, headway 2f out, driven to challenge and every chance over 1f out, kept on, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Dinner Date (8-10) at Kempton 1m app hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Ede's Dot Com (IRE) 6-4fav (8-9) Always prominent, switched right over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran well, eased close home, won at Kempton 7f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Oct beating Clerical (9-0) by 2 3/4l, 12 ran.