BEST ONE is given the chance to atone for a slightly disappointing run and is suggested ahead of Grand Palace and Colombard. The selection represents a yard that has enjoyed a decent run of form but he failed to last home having shown up for a long way at Southwell last time. However, the surface was riding slow to standard on that occasion and was probably too testing so he's worth another chance. Colombard has been knocking on the door and may just need a change of luck to get his head in front for a second time whilst Grand Palace ran a fine race over six furlongs just over a fortnight ago when Radiator Rooney was back in third. They may be the principal players on this stage with Best One taken to enjoy the limelight.
Radiator Rooney (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 7th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Sherjawy (9-0) at Kempton 6f hcp (6) pol.
The Magic of Rio 33-1 (8-10) In rear, soon ridden along, never dangerous, 7th of 10, 9l behind Lithaam (9-1) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Grand Palace (IRE) 11-2 (8-13) Always prominent, chased winner well over 1f out, kept on, always being held, 2nd of 11, 1l behind Tamino (8-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp (6) pol.
Best One 4-1 (8-13) With leader, ridden to lead narrowly over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 5th of 13, 3l behind Mr Funshine (8-4) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Malapropism 40-1 (8-11) Crossed over from wide draw to soon lead, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 11th of 12, 6l behind Sherjawy (9-0) at Kempton 6f hcp (6) pol.
Rocket Ruby 11-4 (8-12) Led, ridden 2f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Brynfa Boy (9-3) at Wolverhampton 5f mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Greek Secret 25-1 (9-0) Pulled hard, held up in touch, ridden 2f out, no impression final furlong, 6th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Sherjawy (9-0) at Kempton 6f hcp (6) pol.
Shakespeare's Son 4-1 (8-9) Prominent, led just over 1f out, soon headed, no extra well inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 4l behind Kingsgate Castle (9-0) at Kempton 6f stks 0-55 (6) pol.
Sonhador 11-2 (9-0) Pressed leader, took keen hold, ridden over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 6th of 10, 6l behind Kingsgate Castle (9-0) at Kempton 6f stks 0-55 (6) pol.
Colombard (IRE) 5-1 (8-6) Towards rear, still plenty to do 3f out, headway on outside over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong to press for 2nd, no impression on winner, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Charlie Delta (8-11) at Wolverhampton 6f Handicap (0-63) (3yo+) (6) pol.