A runner-up on all three starts this season, KALOKAGATHIA was returning from a layoff when second over C&D last month. Jo Crowley's colt gets another chance here as he's rated higher than both Homeboy and Gaelic Wizard on official figures. There's little between Gaelic Ice and Batchworth Firefly on latest running over 6f at this track but Trulee Scrumptious looks up against it. The dark horse is Dance Express as she's related to couple of winners and won't have to be anything special to make a winning start in this company.
Gaelic Wizard (IRE) 11-4 (8-10) Mid-division, ridden halfway, stayed on final furlong, not trouble leaders, 5th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Dazzlin Bluebell (8-12) at Southwell 5f mdn stks (5) fbs.
Homeboy (IRE) 25-1 (8-0) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 19, 10l behind Desert Creek (9-1) at Doncaster 7f app hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Kalokagathia (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Led, headed 2f out, chased winner and no impression, 2nd of 10, 4l behind Tropics (9-5) at Kempton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Batchworth Firefly 50-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never nearer, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Out Do (9-3) at Kempton 6f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Oct.
Dance Express (IRE) Rail Link filly out of Swingsky.
Gaelic Ice 50-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on under pressure, no chance with winner, 2nd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Out Do (9-3) at Kempton 6f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Oct.
Trulee Scrumptious 14-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, took closer order 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 5, 14l behind Villoresi (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2f mdn auc stks (6) pol.