Scepticism has gone close at Wolverhampton on a couple of occasions this month and Knight's Parade is another to consider on his reappearance third at Kempton. Tebbit has failed to improve despite slipping down the weights but Flamingo Beat has scope for progress and could be thereabouts. ALPINE MYSTERIES went close on her comeback at Warwick and was placed on this surface last season. Harry Dunlop's filly gets the nod stepping back in distance for this.
Flamingo Beat 6-1 (8-13) In touch in rear, pushed along halfway, headway 2f out, ridden and soon every chance, kept on one pace, 2nd of 7, 3l behind Eutropius (9-13) at Southwell 7f mdn auc stks (6) fbs.
Alpine Mysteries (IRE) 10-3 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, stayed on final furlong, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Astrum (9-1) at Warwick 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gs.
Tebbit (USA) 25-1 (9-4) Keen held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 6th of 7, 9l behind Poetic Verse (9-7) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Knight's Parade (IRE) 10-3 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, dropped to 3rd 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Pivotal Silence (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Scepticism (USA) 11-4 (9-3) Soon led, clear over 5f out, ridden 2f out, headed final 50 yards, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Niknad (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Kastini 16-1 (9-2) Tracked leader after 2f, ridden inside final 2f, lost place 1f out, no extra, 8th of 12, 7l behind Teolagi (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Fire Fairy (USA) 16-1 (8-9) Chased leader, lost place 2f out, soon ridden, one pace final furlong, 5th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Byroness (8-13) at Kempton 7f fll hcp (5) pol in Feb.
Hanga Roa (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Always in rear, ridden 5f out, 8th of 9, 25l behind Poetic Verse (9-7) at Southwell 1m Maiden Handicap (0-55) (3yo) (6) fbs in Feb.
Rock Diamond (IRE) 100-1 (9-0) Towards rear, pushed along 3f out, never a factor, 11th of 16, 12l behind Banoffee (9-0) at Newbury 1m 2f mdn fll stks (4) gs.
Chocolate Block (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 25l behind Beautiful View (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo stks (4) sft in Nov.