VHUJON is up 6lb for his recent C&D victory but remains on a winning mark. Robbie Fitzpatrick could afford to ease down once hitting the front last time and Peter Grayson's charge is expected to confirm running with Torres Del Paine and previous winner Mack's Sister. Belinsky landed the first division of the handicap Vhujon scored in, but in a slower time, with Dvinsky back in third place. He's only 3lb higher today, while Valmina makes most appeal of the remainder if ready for action after a lay-off.
Clear Ice (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden and effort 2f out, every chance over 1f out until inside final furloing, no extra, 6th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Bandstand (9-2) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Whipphound 25-1 (9-6) Always behind, never on terms, last of 12, 9l behind Libys Dream (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Riflessione 20-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, hung right and weakened over 2f out, 7th of 10, 7l behind Speak The Truth (8-12) at Lingfield 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Valmina 13-2 (9-2) Slowly into stride and bumped start, behind, headway and hung left over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no threat, 4th of 12, 4l behind Ginzan (9-2) at Bath 6f app hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Sep.
Royal Intruder 11-1 (9-3) Led, clear over 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 7, 15l behind Stevie Gee (8-6) at Kempton 6f clm stks 0-75 (6) pol.
Torres Del Paine 4-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, led well over 1f out, soon ridden, headed towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Vhujon (8-11) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Dvinsky (USA) 11-1 (9-6) Ridden to lead, driven over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Belinsky (9-2) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Volcanic Jack (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden and weakened entering straight, last of 14, 30l behind Ansaab (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo mdn stks pol in Oct.
Belinsky (IRE) 9-2fav (9-2) Tracked leaders on inside, short of room and lost place on 1st bend, headway 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden out, won at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Memphis Man (8-7) by nk, 11 ran.
Mack's Sister 4-1 (9-5) Mid-division, squeezed through and headway over 1f out, no impression, one pace, 6th of 10, 5l behind Vhujon (8-11) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Vhujon (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong to lead towards finish, won at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Torres Del Paine (9-1) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Cheery Cat (USA) 100-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, driven over 3f out, kept on same pace, weakened final furlong, 10th of 11, 8l behind Bandstand (9-2) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.