Time Square landed a double at this track last month, beating Lytham and Beggers Belief along the way. A 6lb rise proved beyond him last time, however, when Delightful Sleep finished a couple of places ahead over track and trip. Beggers Belief makes most appeal of the aforementioned on today's terms but another chance goes to THANE OF CAWDOR. The latter was closing down the winner in the final stages when runner-up at Wolverhampton last time and this longer trip can see him go one better. Midnight Bahia dead-heated for first at the same track in January but never looked like following up at this track last month.
Delightful Sleep 7-2 (9-2) Held up in rear, headway to 3rd over 2f out, went 2nd inside final 2f, ridden to challenge over 1f out, no impression when lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Arashi (9-4) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Time Square (FR) 9-2 (8-10) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, ridden well over 1f out, went 4th and no impression final 135 yards, eased in closing stages, just held on for 4th, 4th of 12, 5l behind Scary Movie (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Lytham (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Dwelt in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, nearest finish, 4th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Tenure (9-7) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
El Bravo 12-1 (8-13) Close up, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 10, 24l behind Amtired (9-3) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Beggers Belief 8-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 11, 1l behind Midnight Sequel (8-13) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Midnight Bahia (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Prominent, took keen hold, switched left over 2f out, soon ridden and carried right, one pace when not much room well inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 3l behind Evergreen Forest (9-7) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Princess Willow 16-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, outpaced over 2f out, stayed on to take 3rd inside final furlong, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 9, 8l behind Harry Buckle (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Dec.
Thane of Cawdor (IRE) 3-1 (9-0) Raced wide in touch, headway over 2f out, ridden to chase winner 1f out, kept on, 2nd of 12, 3l behind Arabela (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Highway Warrior 80-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, pushed along and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 16, 14l behind Dick Bos (9-3) at Windsor 6f mdn stks (5) sft in Oct.
Snowy Valley 10-1 (8-11) Rearing in stalls, chased leaders in 4th, went 3rd over 2f out, ridden well over 1f out, 4th and one pace final furlong, 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Crimson Monarch (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Dolly Colman (IRE) 50-1 (8-7) In touch on outer, weakened well over 1f out, last of 14, 24l behind Scary Movie (9-8) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Market Puzzle (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 12, 7l behind Petrol (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Burnbrake 66-1 (8-10) Always towards rear, ridden over 4f out, never on terms, 7th of 10, 34l behind Rollin 'n Tumblin (8-10) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Bestfootforward 25-1 (9-7) Towards rear, never on terms, 6th of 7, 4 1/2l behind El Massivo (8-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol.