19:55 Kempton Wed 23 May 2018
Sir Percy gelding was denied a four-time when second at Brighton (1m, good to firm) this month when finishing held in second. One of that trio of wins was over C&D, notched up another 2lb ahead of return here.
Was returning from 682 days off when finishing last of five in 7f conditions contest here at the start of the month. Didn't run badly there, considering, and comes back for handicap debut now over a mile.
All three career wins have come over 1m2f, latest on AW at Lingfield in February. Has remained competitive in three spins since, back down in trip and likely needs a bit of luck to win over this short.
Former C&D winner but he's not a reliable sort and has gone 17 runs without a win since that win here. Has gone close in that sequence from higher marks, so can have big say on a going day.
Lightly-raced Casamento gelding, finished second at Goodwood (7f, soft) on final two-year-old outing, makes first Polytrack start on return and needs considering.
Twice a winner over the mile on turf at Windsor last summer, very tame on reappearance at Ascot last month and perhaps best watched whilst remaining 7lb above pervious winning mark.
Scored over C&D in December, not as good in either start since however including last month at Pontefract on turf.
Has won here before, below best at Chelmsford when last spotted, returns from ten month off and will be sporting a first-time hood. Market check needed.
All career wins have been on turf, 2lb lower than when beaten more than 4L into fifth of 10 here in March over C&D and most likely will find a couple too good.
In good form during the 2016 season winning four times before he needed/had 16 months away from the course. Has been poor both runs back and can only be watched for now.
Winner over C&D in March and close third (beaten 1L) next time out off this mark, run well enough again since in higher grade on turf, must go on the shortlist back here.
Finished around 4L off the winner Himself over 7f here last time on handicap bow, eased 4lb here and lightly-raced sort could easily improve.
Winner over 7f here on penultimate start, not as good off new mark on turf at Nottingham since when trying to come from off the pace. Not discounted back here over a mile.
Has won here before but losing sequence is a long one now and dates back to 2016. Others look more likely at this point in time.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Sir Michael StouteJ: R L Moore|
Tom's Rock (9/2), Himself (8/1), Casement (8/1), Kingston Kurrajong (17/2), Dragons Voice (9/1), Pike Corner Cross (9/1), The Warrior (10/1), Zain Star (10/1), Dance Teacher (10/1), Spirit Of Belle (10/1), Sayem (16/1), Al Reeh (25/1), Magillen (33/1), Plant Pot Power (50/1)
- Kingston Kurrajong
- Spirit Of Belle
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