ORDENSRITTER won over 2m at Kempton last April and made a winning return over the same course and distance earlier this month. John Fahy could afford to ease his charge down in the closing stages last time so he's taken to defy a 4lb rise and go in again. Keep Kicking almost followed-up his earlier win over track and trip when runner-up here last month but found today's rival King's Request too good. That pair are hard to separate while Arashi is back on a winning mark and Miss Tiger Lily won over 2m on the Turf track here last summer.
Ordensritter (GER) 12-1 (9-11) Tracked leader 4f, tracked leading pair, led 2f out, clear over 1f out, kept on strongly, won at Kempton 2m hacp 0-70 (5) pol beating Shalambar (9-6) by 1 3/4l, 10 ran.
Outrageous Request 5-2 (9-7) Held up in touch towards rear, headway 4f out, ridden over 3f out, kept on to go 3rd over 1f out, not trouble leaders, 3rd of 7, 13l behind Arr' Kid (9-1) at Southwell 2m hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Feb.
Keep Kicking (IRE) 9-2 (9-8) In touch in rear, headway to chase winner 2f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, held near finish, 2nd of 7, nk behind King's Request (9-3) at Lingfield 2m hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
King's Request (IRE) 5-4fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, driven when pressed inside final furlong, edged left and all out, won at Lingfield 2m hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb beating Keep Kicking (9-8) by nk, 7 ran.
Miss Tiger Lily 5-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 4f out, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, 4th of 7, 21l behind Fitzwilly (8-8) at Bath 2m 1f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Arashi 7-1 (9-5) In rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Arty Campbell (9-7) at Kempton 2m hacp 0-70 (5) pol.