Callisto Light was well backed over track and trip last time despite a three year absence and duly obliged. That was a big improvement on anything she'd shown previously and it remains to be seen if she can cope in this tougher contest. Severiano looks a safer proposition as he ran well enough for third in similar company at Wolverhampton last time and Dozy Joe would have a shout if taking part but was engaged to run at Lingfield yesterday. BLOODSWEATANDTEARS looked unlucky to lose a race in the stewards' room back in November having passed the post first at Lingfield. Bill Knight's charge can gain belated compensation in this after finishing ahead of Storm Runner on his latest start.
Hill Of Dreams (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Held up in last pair, never on terms, last of 9, 8l behind Diplomatic (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Storm Runner (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Soon chasing leaders, outpaced 3f out, brief rally on inside over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 10, 6l behind Wilfred Pickles (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Bloodsweatandtears 5-1 (8-12) Last to break, held up in rear, switched outside on home bend, soon ridden and hung left, never dangerous, 8th of 10, 4l behind Wilfred Pickles (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Severiano (USA) 7-2 (9-7) Chased leaders, went 2nd well over 1f out, ridden and lost 2nd inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Caramack (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Not Rigg (USA) 14-1 (8-10) Led, hard driven over 2f out, headed over 1f out, faded final furlong, 6th of 8, 7l behind Wakeup Little Suzy (8-8) at Kempton 1m 3yo clm stks (6) pol in Dec.
Imperator Augustus (IRE) 66-1 (8-4) Dwelt, mid-division, ridden to chase leaders inside final 2f, kept on same pace final furlong, 7th of 13, 3l behind Swehan (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Masai Moon 33-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, lost place over 2f out, 10th of 14, 7l behind Shaolin (9-6) at Kempton 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Dozy Joe 16-1 (8-8) Mid-division, headway when not clear run over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 8, hd behind Mahadee (8-4) at Kempton 1m 4yo clm stks 0-70 (6) pol.
Compton Bird 4-1fav (9-11) Held up in rear, headway centre 2f out, soon driven along chasing leaders, no impression and weakened final furlong, 5th of 14, 7l behind Smokey Oakey (9-1) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Oct.
Lily Edge 12-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 9, 23l behind Ishikawa (9-5) at Sandown 1m app hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Admirable Art (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Took keen hold and raced wide towards rear, never involved, 8th of 9, 6l behind Diplomatic (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Angel Cake (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, lost place over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 7th of 8, 6l behind No Dominion (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
My Manekineko 10-1 (9-9) Held up towards rear, good headway to lead over 6f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, soon weakened, 4th of 9, 3l behind Obboorr (9-10) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Callisto Light 7-4fav (9-6) Led 1f, chased leaders, ridden to lead inside final furlong, driven out, won at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan beating Olivers Mount (9-6) by 1l, 12 ran.