SHANTI only faded in the final furlong at Kempton on his racecourse debut. Normal improvement should see Michael Bell's colt come out best as he has little to beat in this. Lineman has only raced in soft going so far and may do better on this surface. He was well beaten at Haydock last time though still finished a couple of lengths ahead of Colour My World but the remaining pair have yet to show any worthwhile form.
Mr Burbidge 100-1 (10-0) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, soon lost place, 11th of 14, 18l behind Hamelin (9-5) at Kempton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol.
Shinko Moon 20-1 (10-9) Led, jumped right 1st, headed 6th, mistake 3 out, soon weakened, mistake 2 out, 8th of 13, 49l behind My Lord (11-6) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Jul.
Joan's Legacy 33-1 (8-4) Slowly into stride, always in rear, last of 7, 7l behind Multahab (9-11) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun '10.
Colour My World 11-1 (9-5) Led, headed 3f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 14l behind Refectory (9-5) at Haydock 1m 4f mdn stks (5) sft.
Lineman 25-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden over 3f out, headway over 2f out, stayed on same pace, 4th of 7, 12l behind Refectory (9-5) at Haydock 1m 4f mdn stks (5) sft.
Shanti 12-1 (9-5) Dwelt, held up in rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, never on terms, 4th of 14, 7l behind Hamelin (9-5) at Kempton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol.