SHIFTING STAR showed signs of a return to form at Bath last time having slipped down the weights. He gets a less than confident vote given he hasn't won for over three years. Interchoice Star has to race off a higher mark back on the all-weather, although he had Sir Nod behind at Chester last time, while Dazeen has done his winning over longer trips including a victory at Ripon in July. Maverik still looks too high in the weights, but Zip Lock takes a drop in class.
Zip Lock (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Raced keenly, tracked leader, driven over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 7th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Kakapuka (9-5) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Shifting Star (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, stayed on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 11, 2l behind Seamus Shindig (8-8) at Bath 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Maverik 12-1 (9-3) Keen, tracked leaders, effort over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Roninski (9-0) at Catterick 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Sir Nod 10-1 (11-7) Raced wide mid-division, effort over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 13, 6l behind Royal Box (10-5) at Chester 6f am hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Dazeen 16-1 (9-8) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway 2f out, kept on, 4th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Iron Step (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Ace of Spies (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 9th of 13, 6l behind Emiratesdotcom (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Sherjawy (IRE) 28-1 (9-5) Held up in mid-division, ridden over 2f out, some headway entering final furlong, never on terms, 9th of 11, 6l behind Aldermoor (9-3) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Interchoice Star 14-1 (10-2) Mid-division, headway on outer over 1f out, soon edged left, led inside final furlong, headed towards finish, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 13, 1l behind Royal Box (10-5) at Chester 6f am hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Roman Strait 11-2 (8-12) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, soon chasing leaders, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 4l behind The Guru Of Gloom (9-6) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Aug.
Fantasy Fighter (IRE) 11-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on, 4th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Emiratesdotcom (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.