Webbow is trying hard to end a long losing run but keeps coming up short and George Guru looked in the handicapper's grip before popping-up at Kempton last time. He beat the disappointing Grey Mirage with EMBANKMENT tailed off last after missing the break. The latter had landed a double before that and with plenty of scope for further progress and Seb Sanders taking over the reins, he gets another chance here. Lockantanks is a tough customer and not easily overlooked but Hometown Glory is upped in the weights and in class after scoring over C&D last time.
Webbow (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Towards rear, headway on inner over 1f out, soon ridden, every chance inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Chapter And Verse (8-10) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
George Guru 10-1 (8-12) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, led 1f out, held on well towards finish, won at Kempton 1m hcp 0-100 (2) pol beating True To Form (9-6) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Lockantanks 8-1 (8-12) Disputed 2nd, effort over 1f out, soon challenged, ridden to lead final 50 yards, kept on, won at Lingfield 1m stks (3yo+) (3) pol beating Anaconda (9-2) by 1/2l, 5 ran.
Embankment 7-2 (8-8) Dwelt, pushed along towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, last of 10, 24l behind George Guru (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-100 (2) pol.
Grey Mirage 9-2 (8-9) Soon led, ridden over 1f out, soon headed, weakened last 100 yards, 6th of 10, 2 3/4l behind George Guru (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-100 (2) pol.
Hometown Glory 11-2 (9-6) Tracked leader 3f, tracked leaders, slipped up inner to lead well over 1f out, 3 lengths clear entering final furlong, eased near finish, won at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Lowther (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.