NINJAGO is well clear of the opposition on official figures. Richard Hannon's colt has won both starts over today's distance including at Kempton last time and will have to run way below his best in the soft ground to lose this. Miliika looks next best despite disappointing when favourite at Nottingham last time, while today's more favourable terms should ensure Kicken Off gets the better of both Love Island and Brick Tops. Kashmiri Star will do well to figure in this company.
Brick Tops 7-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, under pressure over 2f out, some late headway, never a factor, 5th of 9, 6l behind Charlotte Rosina (9-2) at Newmarket 6f 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jun.
Miliika 9-2fav (9-6) Dwelt, towards rear, kept on final furlong, never dangerous, 6th of 12, 7l behind Demora (8-4) at Nottingham 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Kashmiri Star 14-1 (8-8) Close up, led halfway, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 14th of 16, 13l behind Caramelita (9-3) at Yarmouth 7f fll hcp (5) hvy in Oct.
Love Island 8-1 (8-8) In rear, headway 2f out, not clear run and switched left over 1f out, not clear run and switched left well inside final furlong, not able to challenge, eased close home, 4th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Misplaced Fortune (9-7) at Pontefract 6f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gf in Sep.
Ninjago 5-4 (9-2) Held up tracking leading pair, quickened to challenge on inside 2f out, tracked leader going best over 1f out, led inside final furlong, pushed clear final 100 yards, easily, won at Kempton 6f 2yo nov stks (5) pol in Oct beating Spokeswoman (9-0) by 1 3/4l, 3 ran.
Kicken Off (IRE) 18-1 (9-2) Tracked leading trio, ridden and switched left over 1f out, not pace to challenge, last of 4, 4 1/2l behind Secret Destination (9-0) at Southwell 6f 2yo nov stks (5) fbs in Oct.