Imperial Glance battled on gamely to land a 7f maiden over today's rival The Scuttler at Epsom in September and will have come on for last month's run at Lingfield. The runner-up is 2lb better off and has performed with credit subsequently and had ECHO BRAVA behind when scoring over 7f at Lingfield last month though there are reasons to believe the latter can turn the tables and take this. He was staying on strongly in the closing stages that day and has since won over this trip at Kempton, with Hidden Link just behind, and a 2lb rise looks manageable. Poor Duke faces fast ground for the first time but it's Muskat Link, who showed plenty of promise in his first campaign, that looks the main threat on his reappearance.
Hidden Link 7-4 (9-11) Led briefly soon after start, led again 6f out, ridden over 1f out, headed close home, 3rd of 5, 1/2l behind Echo Brava (9-6) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Harry Bosch 12-1 (9-0) Steadied and switched right start, held up towards rear, pushed along 3f out, soon beaten, 10th of 12, 13l behind Great Demeanor (9-0) at Kempton 7f 3yo stks 0-75 (5) pol.
Gilded Frame 12-1 (9-6) Held up and always towards rear, never a factor, 13th of 14, 36l behind Ingleby Symphony (8-8) at Nottingham 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Gambolling Den (IRE) 7-1 (8-10) Held up in touch in rear, pushed along over 2f out, soon outpaced, 5th of 6, 6l behind Camachoice (9-1) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp (4) pol in Mar.
Poor Duke (IRE) 10-3fav (8-11) Disputed lead, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 8l behind Noble Gift (8-13) at Salisbury 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) hvy in Oct.
Imperial Glance 8-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 5, 8l behind Raging Bear (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Ivanhoe 8-1 (9-3) Pressed leader, effort 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on and every chance inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 5th of 9, 1 1/4l behind Blue Nova (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Muskat Link 12-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened well over 1f out, 9th of 13, 15l behind Melbourne Memories (8-12) at Ascot 6f 2yo aut (2) sft in Oct.
Winnie Perry 16-1 (8-13) Took keen hold, held up in last trio, headway well over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, unable to reach leaders, 5th of 7, 1 3/4l behind Grilletto (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Rioja Day (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Tracked leading pair, ridden over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out until inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 8, 4 1/2l behind East Texas Red (8-10) at Windsor 1m 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Roanne (USA) 16-1 (9-0) Prominent, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, faded final furlong, 9th of 15, 12l behind The Lark (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 2yo stks (5) sft in Oct.
The Scuttler (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Held up in 6th, headway over 2f out, plugged on inside final furlong, no threat, 5th of 9, 10l behind Jabhaat (9-7) at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Echo Brava 8-1 (9-6) Held up in touch, ridden to close over 2f out, challenged over 1f out, ran on to lead close home, won at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Sam Spade (9-7) by nk, 5 ran.
Tagalaka (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Close up, ridden 2f out, kept on towards finish, 4th of 7, 1 3/4l behind Sam Spade (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.