SEASIDE ROCK won a shade cosily when beating today's rival and previous Kempton winner Royal Caper at the same track last week. An apprentice's claim negates a big chunk of a 6lb penalty and Richard Hannon's colt can follow-up. Bubbly Bailey passed the post first over C&D a week ago but was demoted to second having hampered Roman Order. He'll need to keep a straighter line today while recent 6f winner My Sweet Lord should stay today's extra distance and makes more appeal than both Blazeofenchantment and Darkest Night. The latter pair filled the places at Wolverhampton last time without either looking like winning.
Seaside Rock (IRE) 7-2fav (9-7) In touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, held on well, won at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Royal Caper (9-6) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Royal Caper 10-1 (9-6) Towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to take 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Seaside Rock (9-7) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Bubbly Bailey 4-1 (8-10) Held up, pushed along 3f out, headway approaching final furlong, ridden to lead inside final furlong, edged right and bumped 2nd towards finish (placed 2nd), in a race won by Roman Order (9-5) at Lingfield 7f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol, 9 ran.
Our Sweet Art 33-1 (8-8) Went right start in rear, ridden 2f out, kept on towards finish, never a factor, 5th of 8, 8l behind Ovett (9-2) at Lingfield 6f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol.
Our Three Graces (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Prominent, ridden 2f out, soon edged left and beaten, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 12, 7l behind Royal Caper (8-10) at Kempton 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Blazeofenchantment (USA) 7-4fav (9-3) Led early, in touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, not pace to challenge, 2nd of 12, 2l behind Red Dragon (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Darkest Night (IRE) 22-1 (9-1) In touch, headway to chase leaders over 1f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Red Dragon (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
My Sweet Lord 8-1 (8-8) In rear, driven and still plenty to do 2f out, headway on inside over 1f out, soon ridden, ran on to challenge towards finish, led post, won at Lingfield 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Small Fury (9-5) by ns, 12 ran.
World Freight Girl 50-1 (8-13) Towards rear, ridden 3f out, never dangerous, 10th of 12, 9l behind My Sweet Lord (8-8) at Lingfield 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Lincolnrose (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) Pushed along to soon lead, headed well over 1f out, soon ridden, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Seaside Rock (9-7) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Taxiformissbyron 50-1 (8-13) In rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on, never near leaders, 7th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Red Dragon (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Armada Bay (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, last of 5, 9l behind Smart Daisy K (8-12) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.