Despite being raised 10lb for his earlier win at Yarmouth, AFKAR has been placed on his last couple of starts at Kempton. He can reverse recent running on the Polytrack with Scottish Lake and come out best. Dr Red Eye went close at Chester recently and the C&D winner should make another bold bid though this is tougher than the race Ghostwing won at Brighton earlier this month. Myboyalfie has been running consistently well and arrives in better form than the remainder of the field having finished runner-up at Folkestone during the week.
Atlantis Star 16-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, soon weakened, 9th of 16, 7l behind Shavansky (8-6) at Kempton 1m hcp (2) pol.
Dr Red Eye 12-1 (8-13) With leader until led 5f out, ridden 2f out, headed final strides, 2nd of 11, nk behind Clockmaker (9-1) at Chester 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gs.
Dreamwriter (USA) 20-1 (9-4) Led until over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 16l behind Moone's My Name (10-0) at Newmarket 1m flls hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jun.
Tidentime (USA) 12-1 (9-6) Raced stand side, chased leaders, under pressure when groups merged halfway, soon weakened, 11th of 12, 21l behind Elusive Flame (8-13) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Shifting Star (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 6th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Efistorm (8-4) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-80 (4) sft.
Baby Strange 10-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride, mid-division, ridden to chase leaders inside final 2f, kept on same pace, no impression, 6th of 12, 5l behind Idler (9-5) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Afkar (IRE) 4-1fav (9-0) Led, ridden and headed narrowly over 1f out, rallied to lead again 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Esprit De Midas (9-9) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Baldemar 25-1 (9-4) Led narrowly far side, headed inside final 2f, soon ridden and one pace, no impression final furlong, 11th of 23, 9l behind Jack Dexter (9-8) at Ayr 6f hcp (4) hvy.
Myboyalfie (USA) 9-4fav (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 5, 1 1/4l behind Duster (9-5) at Folkestone 7f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy.
Scottish Lake 4-1fav (9-5) Soon led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 5l behind Majuro (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Avonmore Star 10-1 (9-7) Took keen hold in mid-division, ridden over 2f out, plugged on inside final furlong, 8th of 14, 7l behind Don Libre (8-11) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Ghostwing 10-1 (8-13) Made all, clear over 1f out, ran on well, unchallenged, won at Brighton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Eager To Bow (9-7) by 3l, 9 ran.
Cocohatchee 15-2 (9-4) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened over 2f out, last of 10, 19l behind Illustrious Prince (9-2) at Goodwood 6f all hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Fabled City (USA) 7-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, not clear run over 1f out, soon switched right, went 2nd inside final furlong, no impression on winner, 2nd of 6, 2l behind Baheeja (9-4) at Folkestone 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Byton 8-1 (8-12) Close up, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 11, 3l behind Links Drive Lady (9-5) at Yarmouth 6f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gf.