NOLECCE saves his best for this track nowadays and won a shade cosily over C&D during the week. He remains on a winning mark despite a penalty and can reverse earlier running with another C&D winner in Irene Kennet. The latter returned a shock 25/1 winner on her handicap debut and has scope for further progress along with Newington who should appreciate this longer trip. Celtic Charlie and Missionaire look best of the remainder arriving on the back of recent placed efforts.
Nolecce 5-1 (9-7) Took keen hold chasing leaders, led over 2f out, ridden clear over 1f out, well in command when hung right inside final furlong, won at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-50 (7) pol beating Peace In Our Time (8-8) by 1 1/4l, 13 ran.
Celtic Charlie (FR) 7-1 (8-4) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon ridden and weakened, 6th of 12, 4l behind Gabrial's King (9-0) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Missionaire (USA) 25-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead inside final 2f, headed final 120 yards, no extra when lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Sweet Liberta (8-11) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
State Senator (USA) 25-1 (9-3) Held up behind, outpaced over 2f out, never on terms, 9th of 11, 8l behind Kames Park (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-62 (6) pol.
Irene Kennet 25-1 (8-10) Took keen hold in mid-division on inside, headway on inside over 2f out, challenged 2f out, soon chasing leader, ridden to lead 1f out, stayed on well, won at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Cool Kid (9-2) by 1 3/4l, 12 ran.
Novel Dancer 10-1 (9-1) Led until over 2f out, soon lost place, 8th of 10, 13l behind Jacobs Son (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Newington 33-1 (9-3) Dwelt, in rear and outpaced, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 9th of 12, 7l behind Rosie's Lady (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Crimson Monarch (USA) 33-1 (8-12) Mid-division, headway when hampered over 2f out, stayed on well closing stages, nearest finish, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Easydoesit (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-52 (6) pol.
Burnbrake 50-1 (8-9) Tracked leader, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 9, 18l behind Entitlement (9-1) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Artful Dodger 40-1 (9-4) Led until over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 15l behind Garrisson (9-3) at Lingfield 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Merevale 80-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, lost place over 5f out, well behind over 3f out, tailed off, last of 6, 41l behind Last Fighter (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 3yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.
Skyblue 25-1 (8-5) In touch, effort over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 12, 6l behind Temuco (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f sll hcp 0-60 (6) pol.