RED SOMERSET is the senior runner in this seller but finished a couple of lengths ahead of Jack Who's He in a much better race at Kempton earlier this month and looks a cut above the others. Faithful Ruler is rated 10lb higher than stablemate Spinning Ridge but twice had a rear view of the selection over C&D in sellers last year and was also behind Imprimis Tagula at Southwell a year ago and over track and trip last month. Alan Bailey's gelding is better suited by 7f in general however.
Faithful Ruler (USA) 16-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, soon outpaced, stayed on same pace final 2f, 5th of 6, 8l behind Light From Mars (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f clm stks (6) pol in Dec.
Imprimis Tagula (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Led early, chased leading pair, outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden, no chance with front pair in clear 3rd from over 1f out, 3rd of 4, 11l behind Tarooq (9-1) at Lingfield 7f sell stks (6) pol.
Red Somerset (USA) 14-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never on terms, 6th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Lowther (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Spinning Ridge (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Dwelt, held up towards rear, smooth headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Welsh Inlet (9-2) at Kempton 7f Handicap (0-57) (4yo+) (6) pol.
Jack Who's He (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Led, jinked left over 5f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 7, 6l behind Lowther (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.