JEZZA went close when runner-up in a tougher race than this at Kempton last time. That was over 2m but todays' trip is no problem for Karen George's course and distance winner and he can go one better. My Destination was beaten a long way when second at this track on his latest start but still finished ahead of Nolecce while Alpine Mysteries has a shout stepping up in trip. German import Santayana is almost certainly better than she showed on her debut for new connections at Leicester and is bred to stay longer distances.
Jezza 6-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway 7f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd last strides, no impression on winner, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Honourable Knight (9-2) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
My Destination (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Chased leaders on inside, pushed along 3f out, ridden and went 3rd over 1f out, went 2nd close home, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 11, 11l behind Getaway Car (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.
Nolecce 10-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, led over 4f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, lost 2nd 2f out, chased leaders until ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 11, 25l behind Getaway Car (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.
Gods Gift (IRE) 5-4fav (9-3) Soon led, ridden over 3f out, soon headed and weakened, 4th of 7, 25l behind Picalily (8-13) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Aug.
Alpine Mysteries (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 7f out until over 4f out, chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 5l behind Runninglikethewind (9-6) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Sep.
Santayana (GER) 100-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, never dangerous, 13th of 15, 34l behind Hassle (9-13) at Leicester 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gd in Sep.
Lucky Black Star (IRE) 2-1fav (9-5) Led 2f, tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 12, 14l behind Precision Strike (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f app hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Sep.
Impertinent 5-1fav (8-13) Mid-division, outpaced on outside over 2f out, never able to challenge, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 26l behind Instinctual (8-7) at Bath 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Apr.