Lee Carter has done really well with LOWTHER, who had three different trainers before joining him. The eight-year-old is in fine shape at present and gained his second recent success when holding off today's rival Stir Trader over the C&D. There should be little between them again but the winner looked to have a bit in hand and should confirm the form and complete a hat-trick. Angelic Upstart is still looking a few pounds high though she finished strongly over the C&D on Saturday and Fast Finian has been staying on well enough over 7f to suggest he won't be inconvenienced by the extra furlong. Roy The Boy is very consistent but has only won once in 17 starts and is 12lb higher in the weights.
Fast Finian (IRE) 9-4 (9-7) Chased leaders, every chance 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Haaf A Sixpence (9-3) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Maverik 16-1 (9-7) Pressed leader, challenged and carried head high from 3f out, still chance approaching final 2f, lost 2nd well over 1f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 16, 13l behind First Post (9-1) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Askaud (IRE) 33-1 (9-6) Chased leaders centre, ridden and lost place 2f out, weakened final furlong, 17th of 28, 16l behind Henry Allingham (8-13) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Lowther 3-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, took keen hold, soon tracking leaders, led over 2f out, ridden and edged right over 1f out, held on well, won at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol beating Stir Trader (9-1) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Crew Cut (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Raced freely tracking leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, never on terms, 4th of 5, 2l behind Haaf A Sixpence (9-3) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Stir Trader (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Held up, headway over 2f out, soon switched left and ridden, ran on to take 2nd inside final furlong, not able to get to winner, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Lowther (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Angelic Upstart (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 1l behind Toga Tiger (8-13) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Roy The Boy (USA) 7-2fav (8-5) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, stayed on same pace closing stages, 3rd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Kung Hei Fat Choy (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.