Shaunas Spirit produced her best effort so far to win easily over C&D last time though she's been hit with an 8lb rise in the weights. CAPTAIN KENDALL was also a cosy winner over 6f at the same meeting when beating a handful of today's opposition but he looks more progressive. He gets the nod to follow-up as the longer trip doesn't look a problem. Paperetto has gone close at Lingfield recently and is another to consider while Amethyst Dawn scored at Wolverhampton in October and she also has claims in a competitive opener.
Shaunas Spirit (IRE) 5-1 (9-1) Chased leading trio, went 2nd on bit over 2f out, led well over 1f out, driven clear, won at Kempton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol beating Glastonberry (9-6) by 4l, 11 ran.
Captain Kendall (IRE) 3-1 (9-3) Took keen hold chasing leading trio on inside, went 2nd 2f out, led well over 1f out, driven clear final furlong, won at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Blue Deer (9-4) by 2l, 9 ran.
Paperetto 7-2fav (8-9) In touch, headway over 2f out, chased winner inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 8, hd behind Al's Memory (9-4) at Lingfield 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Tidal's Baby 6-1 (9-6) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, effort when not clear run inside final furlong, switched right, kept on, 5th of 10, 3l behind Spark Of Genius (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f app hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Efistorm 6-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, unable to quicken on outside 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 4l behind Captain Kendall (9-3) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Amethyst Dawn (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Mid-division, pushed along over 4f out, headway over 2f out, led inside finial furlong, kept on well, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct beating Gran Canaria Queen (8-10) by 1 1/2l, 13 ran.
Powerful Pierre 25-1 (9-4) Towards rear, pushed along 3f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 4l behind Colourbearer (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Running Mate (IRE) 11-4fav (9-5) Held up towards rear, effort on inside approaching final 2f, never reached leaders and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 7l behind Captain Kendall (9-3) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Prince Of Passion (CAN) 8-1 (9-4) Led, ridden and headed well over 1f out, chased winner, no impression when weakened and lost 2 places inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Captain Kendall (9-3) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
George Fenton 6-1 (9-1) In touch on inside, pushed along over 2f out, stayed on same pace approaching final furlong, 5th of 9, 4l behind Captain Kendall (9-3) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Welsh Inlet (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Steadied in rear, headway on outside over 2f out, kept on well, never on terms, 5th of 10, 6l behind Bussa (9-3) at Lingfield 7f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Leelu 12-1 (8-7) Chased leader over 2f, chased leaders until weakened 2f out, 8th of 11, 15l behind Shaunas Spirit (9-1) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.