TWILIGHT STAR is worth a small investment in this company; Silaah and Woodcote Place are holding their form well and can throw down the gauntlet to the selection, while the much-improved Kipchak can prove himself as the better of Connor Dore's pair of intended runners (he also sends out Count Cerpano.) Kipchak escapes a penalty for winning a claimer at Lingfield in May, but does face a much stiffer test tonight. Woodcote Place has taken a shine to racing under the floodlights at Kempton but is creeping up the ratings after a series of near misses. He is entitled to go close but appears to be handicapped to the limit just now. Silaah has won over sprint distances but has also created the impression seven furlongs suits him idealy these days. This is a good chance for him to test the theory and Ed Dunlop's gelding is one to seriously monitor in the betting. However, Twilight Star is equally unexposed at the distance and this tough-as-teak campaigner is taken to be the more effective scrapper if this boils down to a dash for the line.
Romany Princess (IRE) 9-1 (8-12) Keen, tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 9l behind Hustle (8-10) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May.
Trafalgar Square 25-1 (9-3) Mid-division, pushed along 3f out, weakened 2f out, 11th of 15, 9l behind King's Wonder (9-3) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Woodcote Place 8-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway towards inside over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, led approaching final furlong, driven right out, won at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May beating Kirk Michael (9-1) by 1/2l, 16 ran.
Priti Fabulous (IRE) 25-1 (8-5) Raced centre, held up, joined centre group over 2f out, headway soon after, ridden and stayed on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 12, 4l behind Ace of Hearts (9-1) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May.
Countdown 33-1 (8-11) Held up in last place, pushed along over 2f out, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 11, 6l behind Hustle (8-10) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May.
Silaah 7-4fav (9-0) Tracked winner from halfway, ridden and close up final furlong, kept on, not reached winner, 2nd of 8, hd behind For Life (8-1) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in May.
Twilight Star (IRE) 20-1 (8-4) Raced stands side, tracked leader, ridden and every chance approaching 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 12, 8l behind Ace of Hearts (9-1) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May.
Binanti 50-1 (8-11) Close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 22l behind Roaring Forte (9-4) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May.
Flashy Photon 9-2 (9-1) Slowly into stride, chased leaders, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, ran on towards finish, 4th of 8, 1 1/4l behind We Have A Dream (9-2) at Leicester 6f 3yo hcp (4) gf in May '08.
Elisiario (IRE) 11-2 (8-11) Prominent, went 3rd 2f out, ran on to chase leader inside final furlong, led narrowly close home, headed final strides, 2nd of 9, nk behind Last Three Minutes (9-4) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-80 (4) pol in May.
Grey Boy (GER) 14-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, held up, headway on outside over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 6th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Lodi (9-3) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Credit Swap 13-2 (9-3) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, squeezed through between rivals and ran on to take 2nd well inside final furlong, not reach winner, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Lodi (9-3) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Kipchak (IRE) 9-4fav (9-7) Made all, ridden 2f out, kept on well, won at Lingfield 7f clm stks (6) pol in May beating Imprimis Tagula (9-2) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
Count Ceprano (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, pushed along 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 6l behind Alfresco (8-10) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.