DEMOISELLE BOND separated a couple of poor efforts over 7f with a win over today's trip at Kempton. This looks no tougher and she gets the token vote. Red Shadow had been in good form at Wolverhampton but threw in a bad one at the same track last time while Illustrious Lad broke his duck when winning at Kempton last month but that win came over 5f. Strategic Action has claims on his victory at Folkestone in August and Loyal Royal went close off today's mark early in the season.
Punching 66-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 12th of 13, 12l behind Amethyst Dawn (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Demoiselle Bond 11-1 (9-5) Led, hung left on bend and headed 3f out, weakened inside final furlong, 12th of 14, 6l behind Blue Deer (9-5) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-58 (6) pol.
Mey Blossom 25-1 (8-11) Always behind, 15th of 18, 14l behind Gull Rock (8-11) at Leicester 6f fll hcp (5) gs.
Red Shadow 8-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, headway over 1f out, one pace, 9th of 13, 7l behind Amethyst Dawn (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Tidy Affair (IRE) 40-1 (9-1) Behind, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 8th of 13, 13l behind Amba (9-6) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Loyal Royal (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Mid-division, took keen hold, headway entering final furlong, ran on, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Gran Canaria Queen (8-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Ereka (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride and bumped start soon in mid division ridden over 1f out, soon one pace and no impression, 7th of 10, 4 1/2l behind North Central (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Illustrious Lad (IRE) 4-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, driven and headway on outside over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on to challenge and every chance final 110 yards, held near finish, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Ivestar (9-5) at Kempton 5f hcp (6) pol.
Strategic Action (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 4l behind Athwaab (9-3) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Red Rhythm 6-1 (9-5) Steadied start, held up rear of mid-division, switched right inside final 2f, soon ridden and no response, eased when no chance final furlong, 9th of 14, 10l behind Cristaliyev (8-8) at Bath 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Silly Billy (IRE) 10-1 (8-8) Behind, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 6th of 15, 5l behind Steel Rain (8-12) at Bath 6f hcp 0-58 (6) sft.
Sherjawy (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Chased winner, ridden and lost place over 2f out, 5th of 8, 4l behind For Life (9-4) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.