C&D winner Azrag went close again over 2m at Kempton a week ago but still carries a 6lb penalty today. YOUM JAMIL was beaten less than a length over track and trip last Saturday and Tony Carroll's charge gets another chance to go one better here. Bengal Tiger has claims with a 7lb claimer in the saddle after his recent third at Brighton but King's Road was still well beaten when placed at this track on a couple of occasions last month. Suedehead and Symfony are lightly-raced types worth noting for any support in the betting.
Azrag (USA) 6-1 (10-5) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, went 2nd well inside final furlong, ran on, just held, 2nd of 12, ns behind Goldan Jess (9-0) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Bold Identity (IRE) 25-1 (10-0) Tracked leader, challenged and hung left from 4f out, lost 2nd entering final 3f, weakened 2f out, behind when pulled up and dismounted over 1f out, in a race won by Ctappers (8-0) at Chepstow 2m 2f mdn hcap 0-65 (6) sft in Aug, 6 ran.
Edgware Road 16-1 (9-6) Led until over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 12, 10l behind Presto Volante (9-8) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Honest Strike (USA) 12-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders in 4th, weakened well over 1f out, 10th of 11, 24l behind Understory (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in May.
Youm Jamil (USA) 8-1 (9-0) Held up, headway over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed towards finish, 2nd of 8, nk behind Jeer (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
El Libertador (USA) 28-1 (9-13) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never a threat, 8th of 12, 11l behind Royal Dutch (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-62 (6) pol in Aug.
King's Road 3-1 (9-10) Held up, headway 3f out, ridden over 2f out, no extra towards finish, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Iceman George (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Bengal Tiger 3-1 (9-9) Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd in closing stages, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Arch Event (9-1) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-55 (6) gs.
Annelko 5-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, joined leader and grabbed rail 7f out, led over 5f out, clear over 4f out, ridden 2f out, headed 1f out, no extra, 4th of 12, 9l behind Volcanic Jack (9-8) at Bath 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fm.
Symfony (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, last of 7, 10l behind Bedazzled (8-12) at Kempton 1m 4f sks (5) pol.
Chik's Dream 40-1 (8-9) Towards rear, ran on final 100 yards, never nearer, 8th of 13, 5l behind Rock Anthem (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Suedehead 10-1 (9-5) Held up mid-division, in 5th and ridden over 2f out, went 4th inside final furlong, no impression, 4th of 12, 12l behind Joyful Spirit (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Aug.