VALDAW landed the odds at Kempton last time in good style. He's hard to oppose in this company with an apprentice negating a 5lb rise and has every chance of following up. Glennten finished well behind the former before posting a better run at Wolverhampton on Monday while Waterloo Dock had the measure of both Back For Tea and Chjimes when a close-up second over track and trip and he can figure. Lady Mango is back on a winning mark though she's yet to show the benefit.
Valdaw 10-11fav (9-7) In touch, challenged over 1f out, soon led, ridden inside final furlong, eased towards finish, won at Kempton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol beating Lord Buffhead (9-6) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.
Johnstown Lad (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, behind, some late headway, never nearer, 7th of 9, 3l behind Jonnie Skull (8-0) at Lingfield 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Lady Mango (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Chased leaders, effort 2f out, soon no impression, 4th of 7, 2 1/2l behind Dixie Gwalia (9-3) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Cliffords Reprieve 50-1 (9-3) Raced wide close up, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, last of 13, 12l behind Iceblast (8-11) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Glennten 6-1 (10-11) In touch, headway 2f out, soon chased winner, kept on one pace, 2nd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Hab Reeh (11-3) at Wolverhampton 6f am hcp 0-55 (6) pol.
Waterloo Dock 12-1 (9-4) Led, soon pressed, hard driven over 1f out, soon edged right under pressure, headed close home no extra, 2nd of 5, nk behind Dorothy's Dancing (9-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Chjimes (IRE) 3-1 (8-13) Pressed leader, effort when short of room over 1f out, weakened final furlong, last of 5, 3 1/2l behind Dorothy's Dancing (9-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
John Coffey (IRE) 3-1fav (8-13) Dwelt, in rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression, 6th of 9, 4l behind M J Woodward (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Back For Tea (IRE) 8-1 (8-7) Pressed leader, driven 2f out, not much room when lost place over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, last of 6, 6l behind Amis Reunis (9-5) at Lingfield 7f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol.