There may be more to come from SENDRENI who is taken to confirm his supremacy over Elusive Dreams. Casela Park and Tous Les Deux also make the short-list. Michael Wigham's runner returned from a break to run out a clear and decisive winner from Elusive Dreams over course and distance last month. He has gone up by 10lbs and it looks significant that his trainer didn't opt to try and cash in under a penalty, presumably as he felt that there is more to come. On that assumption he wins the vote as he has a stiff task strictly on the figures as Elusive Dreams meets him on 5lb better terms here. The runner-up also had to settle for a bit part role behind another of today's runners when failing by a head to overhaul Casela Park. Sylvester Kirk's runner should see out this longer trip and looks progressive but Tous Les Deux is taken on under his penalty despite being very capable. He's the sort of horse that needs everything to drop right for him and the race couldn't have worked out better last time. Sendani is taken to keep them all at bay.
Tous Les Deux 10-3 (9-4) Held up in rear, last straight, switched out approaching 2f out, sustained run to lead inside final furlong, soon clear, won at Kempton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Morse (9-2) by 2l, 11 ran.
Sendreni (FR) 10-1 (9-2) Raced keenly, always prominent, led over 1f out, in command and ran on well inside final furlong, won at W'hampton 7f hcap (6) pol in Sept beating Elusive Dreams (9-2) by 3 1/2l, 12 ran.
Sovereignty (JPN) 9-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden to chase leaders 2f out, one pace, 6th of 11, 3 1/2l behind A Big Sky Brewing (8-13) at W'hampton 7f hcap (6) pol in Sept.
Siren Sound 8-1 (9-1) Took keen hold, in touch, every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 15, 3/4l behind Ben Ami (8-11) at Great Leighs 1m 3yo hcp (6) pol in Sept.
Fine Ruler (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Towards rear, effort 2f out, hung left under pressure final furlong, 8th of 11, 6l behind Newgate (7-13) at W'hampton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Bentley 9-1 (9-4) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, soon eased, last of 11, 26l behind A Big Sky Brewing (8-13) at W'hampton 7f hcap (6) pol in Sept.
Crafty Dealer (IRE) 13-2 (9-3) Mid-division on outside, headway 2f out, kept on, not reach leaders, 5th of 11, 2l behind Forzarzi (9-4) at W'hampton 1m 1f mdn aut stk (6) pol in Sept.
Finsbury 5-1fav (9-2) Slowly into stride, behind, headway over 2f out, not much room over 1f out, soon no extra, 12th of 14, 6l behind Keys of Cyprus (9-4) at Musselburgh 7f hcap (6) sft in Sept.
Zaarmit (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 11, 11l behind Jennie Jerome (9-0) at Yarmouth 7f 3yo hcp (5) gs in Aug.
Elusive Dreams (USA) 4-1fav (9-5) Hampered and bumped start, headway 2f out, weaved way through to lead 1f out, edged left and headed line, 2nd of 11, hd behind Casela Park (9-3) at W'hampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Sept.
Optical Illusion (USA) 8-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden halfway and soon weakened, 11th of 13, 11l behind Spirit of Coniston (8-1) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sept.
Casela Park (IRE) 11-2 (9-3) Went left start, mid-division, headway on outside 2f out, ran on strongly under pressure to lead line, won at W'hampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Sept beating Elusive Dreams (9-5) by a hd, 11 ran.