King Torus has a Listed penalty for his victory on fast ground at Haydock but handles this ground as he showed when beating Sarrsar at Nottingham in November. He reappeared with a reasonable fourth behind Sri Putra in a Listed contest at Kempton and should again have the call on Skilful, who was a length behind in fifth. TULLIUS was conceding 2lb to Memory Cloth at Newmarket nine days ago and stayed on strongly to get the better of Brian Ellison's charge. The runner-up was staying on without threatening and Andrew Balding's charge can take this as the places should be confirmed.
King Torus (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Held up tracking leading trio, went 3rd over 4f out, challenging in 2nd 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 7, 5l behind Sri Putra (9-0) at Kempton 1m Listed stks (1) pol.
Albaqaa 66-1 (8-12) Keen always in rear, 8th of 9, 18l behind Questioning (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 1f Grp 3 (1) gs in Apr.
Memory Cloth 6-1 (8-10) Keen in touch, switched right over 1f out, challenged winner 1f out, ran on, always held, 2nd of 15, 3/4l behind Tullius (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gs.
Skilful 4-1 (9-0) Raced wide 1st 3f, chased leaders, headway to lead narrowly 5f out and maintained strong pace, headed over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 5th of 7, 6l behind Sri Putra (9-0) at Kempton 1m Listed stks (1) pol.
Tullius (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Held up, headway on outer 3f out, led over 1f out, ridden and pressed 1f out, ran on, always holding rival, won at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gs beating Memory Cloth (8-10) by 3/4l, 15 ran.