WHINGING WILLIE finally got off the mark when popping-up at Kempton last week. He should go close again in this company with a similar effort. Valdaw was a losing favourite on a couple of occasions in September and disappointed again last time but Clapped should be in the mix if staying the longer trip. Inffiraaj is another frustrating type, however, and Sir Windsorlot's earlier third at Doncaster now looks like a fluke on the evidence of his subsequent poor efforts.
Whinging Willie (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, switched right and good headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Kempton 1m hcp (6) pol beating Aragorn Rouge (9-2) by 1 1/4l, 14 ran.
Apache Moon 12-1 (9-4) Bumped start, led over 4f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 10, 27l behind Madison Belle (9-1) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Mar '10.
Crucis Abbey (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Led 2f, remained prominent, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 13, 9l behind Sasheen (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Graceful Act 20-1 (9-5) Prominent, every chance over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 11l behind Monthly Medal (9-10) at Nottingham 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.
May Boy 100-1 (9-1) Close up, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 10, 17l behind Ehtedaam (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Tony Hollis 8-1 (8-3) Raced wide outpaced, ridden halfway, kept on, never nearer, 7th of 12, 8l behind Royal Holiday (9-0) at Southwell 1m hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Oct.
Valdaw 11-2 (9-4) Led early, chased leaders, challenged and disputing lead 1f out, no extra final 100 yards, 6th of 13, 3l behind Dana's Present (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Clapped 8-1 (9-0) Dwelt, held up in rear, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, every chance approaching final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Maggie Pink (9-0) at Kempton 7f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Oct.
Inffiraaj (IRE) 6-1 (8-12) Dwelt mid-division, headway 4f out, ridden to chase leaders 3f out, kept on one pace, went 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 3l behind Boonga Roogeta (9-6) at Yarmouth 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) hvy in Oct.
Lord Paget 40-1 (8-13) Slowly away in rear, ridden over 2f out, never nearer, 7th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Coach Montana (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Sir Windsorlot (IRE) 14-1 (8-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, soon beaten, 8th of 10, 18l behind Serene Oasis (9-3) at Doncaster 7f 3yo app hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Touching History (IRE) 100-1 (9-3) In rear, ridden halfway, 9th of 11, 46l behind A'juba (9-3) at Pontefract 1m 3yo mdn (5) gs in Oct.
Well Bank (IRE) 28-1 (9-3) Always in rear, 11th of 12, 19l behind Maltease Ah (9-1) at Southwell 6f app hcp 0-55 (6) fbs in Oct.