HANDS OF TIME should have come on for a recent pipe-opener over a mile at this track. He'll appreciate the return to 7f and is preferred to stablemate Glossy Posse. The latter won in soft ground at Leicester in October while Royal Caper is a course and distance winner but is 9lb higher on his reappearance. Little Indian won a lowly handicap over 6f at Lingfield in March but will need to improve again to match handicap debutants Dark Templar, Poitin and Miss Mocca.
Dark Templar 16-1 (9-3) Went right start, led after 1f, soon clear, raced wide, hung badly right from well over 1f out, soon headed, ran on, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Consign (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Hands Of Time 7-1 (8-13) Close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 13, 11l behind Queensberry Rules (8-13) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Apr.
Poitin 14-1 (8-12) In touch on inside, headway over 1f out, stayed on to chase leading pair final furlong, no impression, 3rd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Horsted Keynes (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Miss Mocca 12-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden 2f out, stayed on, not able to challenge, 5th of 10, 3l behind Living The Life (8-6) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Oct.
Clement (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Mid-division, headway 3f out, plugged on same pace final furlong, 7th of 14, 9l behind Ingleby Symphony (8-8) at Nottingham 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Glossy Posse 11-8fav (9-4) Chased leader, led 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Leicester 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct beating Stupenda (8-9) by nk, 9 ran.
Green Special (ITY) 5-1 (9-7) Raced wide tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, edged left and unable to quicken over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Sam Spade (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Pearl Ransom (IRE) 7-2fav (9-3) Led, hung right on bend and reminder over 3f out, joined when hung right again on home turn, soon headed, weakened and eased final furlong, 9th of 10, 23l behind Regal Hawk (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Oct.
Raven's Rock (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) In touch in rear, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 16l behind Huntsmans Close (9-3) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo mdn (5) hvy in Oct.
Knight Owl 5-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, pushed along and headway over 2f out, one pace, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Sillabub (8-12) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Beautiful Story (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, one pace and no impression on leaders inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 6l behind Beat of The Drum (9-0) at Kempton 1m 3yo mdn fll (5) pol in Apr.
Royal Caper 7-1 (9-6) Raced wide mid-division, ridden and headway approaching 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 12, 6l behind Blazeofenchantment (9-4) at Lingfield 7f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Little Indian 7-1 (8-8) In touch in rear, ridden over 2f out, headway entering final furlong, driven and ran on between horses to lead towards finish, won at Lingfield 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar beating Princess Cammie (8-9) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Our Golden Girl 33-1 (8-6) Mid-division, pushed along and lost place over 4f out, headway over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Bouyrin (8-13) at Kempton 6f mdn fll (5) pol in Feb.