Waterside is the class act in the field as he proved when dropped to this grade last time out and Gary Moore's charge gets the nod to win again at the main expense of Alfie Tupper. Gary Moore continues to hit the mark with his horses on both the flat and over jumps and Waterside should win again. Whilst the trip is a slight unknown (has won over nine furlongs before), his class should see him through in this small field. Hucking Heat was well held recently in a handicap and appeared to have no excuses; he may be better suited by a return to a slower surface. Fregate Island is officially the second-best horse on official ratings but James Given's charge has not been in good form of late. Without Excuse has a decent chance for Marco Botti who has his horses in good form, and his young Italian jockey has plenty of experience f winners in his homeland. Alfie Tupper is not straightforward but has been holding his form well and looks the pick of Jim Boyle's pair, however this looks a good opportunity for Waterside to record his first win over this new trip.
Fregate Island (IRE) 13-2 (9-1) Prominent, ridden over 4f out, soon under pressure and weakened, 7th of 8, 11l behind Baylini (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Waterside (IRE) 8-15fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, headway to lead over 1f out, pushed out, comfortably, won at Kempton 7f clm (6) pol beating Millfield (9-0) by 2l, 7 ran.
Smokey The Bear 6-5fav (8-11) Towards rear, headway 2f out, challenged over 1f out, narrow lead entering final furlong, soon headed, no extra, 3rd of 11, nk behind Little Richard (9-2) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (6) pol.
Without Excuse (USA) 16-1 (9-3) Held up, effort on headway outside 2f out, kept on under strong pressure, 4th of 6, 2l behind Alonso de Guzman (7-12) at W'hampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Boundless Prospect (USA) 12-1 (8-13) In rear, headway over 1f out, kept on, nearest finish, 5th of 12, 2l behind Blu Manruna (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Hucking Heat (IRE) 2-1fav (9-0) Close up 4th, reminders over 3f out, outpaced over 2f out, soon well behind, last of 5, 15l behind Waterline Twenty (9-2) at Kempton 1m clm (6) pol.
Alfie Tupper (IRE) 7-4fav (9-5) Soon in touch, headway over 2f out, kept on, 2nd of 6, 3l behind Glenridding (8-11) at W'hampton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.