Custard Cream Kid scored over a mile at Kempton on his recent return to action and another bold bid looks likely off a 3lb higher mark. Royal Island had Shared Moment and All Moving Parts behind when landing an apprentices race at Lingfield last Sunday. He escapes a penalty here and looks to have every chance of following up. However, the selection is BENTLEY, who caught the eye when launching a late challenge to finish fourth here on his latest start leaving the impression a return to winning ways was imminent.
Daniel Thomas (IRE) 22-1 (10-7) Slowly away, always in rear, 10th of 13, 18l behind Ubenkor (10-4) at Southwell 1m am hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Nov.
Odin's Raven (IRE) 11-4 (9-9) Led, headed narrowly over 8f out, ridden 3f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out, just held on to 3rd place, 3rd of 8, 12l behind Miniyamba (8-12) at Southwell 1m 4f mdn stks (5) fbs in Nov.
Shared Moment (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, in rear, headway when short of room entering final furlong, ridden and ran on, not reach winner, 2nd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Royal Island (8-10) at Lingfield 1m app hcp 0-55 (6) pol.
Ivestar (IRE) 25-1 (10-6) Slowly into stride, headway 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 13, 16l behind Ubenkor (10-4) at Southwell 1m am hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Nov.
All Moving Parts (USA) 11-2 (8-10) Raced wide throughout, tracked leaders, led over 3f out, ran very wide into straight over 1f out, soon headed, kept on same pace, 7th of 12, 5l behind Royal Island (8-10) at Lingfield 1m app hcp 0-55 (6) pol.
The Bay Bandit 25-1 (8-13) Mid-division best, ridden and no impression over 2f out, 13th of 20, 13l behind Doorock (9-0) at Naas 6f hcp 47-65 gd in Aug.
Bentley 11-2 (8-10) Keen tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Love In The Park (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Custard Cream Kid (IRE) 7-1 (8-8) Raced keenly in touch, switched right and headway over 1f out, soon every chance, led inside final furlong, driven out, won at Kempton 1m app hcp 0-50 (7) pol beating Djalalabad (8-13) by hd, 11 ran.
Royal Island (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Held up, headway over 1f out, ridden and ran on to lead towards finish, won at Lingfield 1m app hcp 0-55 (6) pol beating Shared Moment (9-2) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
Dane Cottage 14-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 9th of 11, 30l behind Edward Whymper (8-12) at Yarmouth 1m 3f 3yo sll (6) sft in Oct.
Celtic Life (IRE) 4-1fav (8-6) Held up towards rear, headway into 5th 2f out, ridden in 6th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Intyre Trail (9-0) at Dundalk 1m app hcp 47-65 pol in Oct.
Bold Hawk 50-1 (8-9) Always behind, 10th of 12, 13l behind Iguacu (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Nov.
Kheskianto (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Prominent, took keen hold, chased winner over 3f out until inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 11, 7l behind Eastern Hills (9-0) at Beverley 1m app stks (6) gd in Sep.