Isdaal bids for a hat-trick and looks to have every chance as he stays this distance and won on soft ground at Chester last time. EAGLE NEBULA may prove too good, however, as though it was only a claimer he won at Windsor last time, he beat higher rated horses than he faces today and an apprentice negates a 2lb rise in the weights. Librettela scored on fast ground at Windsor in October but has a bit to prove off his current mark while Kempton winner Mons Calpe also has something to find with the principals if he's to get involved.
Eagle Nebula 8-1 (9-7) Chased clear leader, closed 6f out, led and came to far side over 2f out, driven out, won at Windsor 1m 2f clm stks (5) sft beating Offbeat Safaris (9-6) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Isdaal 14-1 (9-1) Held up behind, headway 2f out, switched outside and ridden over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong to lead final stride, won at Chester 1m 2f fll hcp 0-70 (5) sft beating Favorite Girl (9-4) by hd, 11 ran.
Mister Fizz 20-1 (8-11) In touch in 6th, pushed along 5f out, weakened 2f out, 7th of 13, 11l behind Maydream (8-11) at Newbury 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Mons Calpe (IRE) 11-1 (9-7) Soon pushed along and in mid-division, hampered on rail 5f out, soon lost place, no threat after, 8th of 15, 7l behind Royal Etiquette (9-1) at Windsor 1m 4f app hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Librettela 9-2fav (9-0) Mid-division on inside, ridden and weakened 3f out, last of 12, 39l behind Refractor (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Apr.
Khamseen 50-1 (9-8) Dwelt in touch in rear, ridden 3f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, not trouble leaders, 4th of 6, 7l behind Anya (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 1f mdn auc stks (6) hvy.
Beat Route 5-1 (9-2) Took keen hold, chased leaders, ridden inside final 2f, soon weakened, 8th of 12, 9l behind Refractor (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Apr.
Rather Cool 25-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, headway on outside 2f out, went 3rd 1f out, no impression on leading duo, 3rd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Tinkerbell Will (8-11) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.