Whiskey Junction just failed to catch the winner at Wolverhampton last month and will be bang there at the finish with a similar effort today. REGINALD CLAUDE also scored at Wolverhampton in November and is fancied to go in again back over today's trip as his latest modest effort came over 7f. Putin went close over 7f at this track last time and makes most appeal of the remainder who arrive laregly out of sorts, though the likes of Mr Optimistic and Kings 'n Dreams have tumbled down the weights.
Kings 'n Dreams 8-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, soon no impression, 7th of 12, 5l behind Glastonberry (9-2) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Reginald Claude 8-1 (8-12) Held up in mid-division, headway over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 6l behind Gallantry (8-12) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Whiskey Junction 8-1 (9-0) Prominent, every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace closing stages, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Mey Blossom (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Fast Samurai (USA) 33-1 (8-7) Took keen hold, soon chasing leader, edged right and lost 2nd 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 12, 14l behind Temple Road (9-0) at Kempton 6f stks 0-55 (6) pol.
Mr Optimistic 8-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, not clear run over 2f out, badly hampered over 1f out, soon eased, 11th of 12, 44l behind Reginald Claude (8-6) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Mr Hendrix 6-1 (8-12) With leaders, lost place over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 8, 4l behind Pharoh Jake (8-9) at Lingfield 5f hcp (6) pol.
Dixie Gwalia 20-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 5l behind Temple Road (9-0) at Kempton 6f stks 0-55 (6) pol.
Athaakeel (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 7l behind Rose Garnet (8-8) at Kempton 6f app hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Nov.
Sherjawy (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, hampered soon after start, ridden to challenge over 1f out, soon faded, 7th of 10, 6l behind Rose Garnet (8-8) at Kempton 6f app hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Nov.
Putin (IRE) 7-1 (8-4) Keen tracked leader, ridden 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, edged left and stayed on, 2nd of 9, nk behind Basle (9-2) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Flying Kitty 66-1 (8-8) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, 9th of 12, 8l behind Gallantry (8-12) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.