ESTONIA is enjoying a new lease of life and a hat-trick beckons after landing a couple of races over C&D earlier this month. She's up another 6lb, but this looks less competitive than last time when she had today's rivals Absa Lutte and Nially Noo behind. The former had beaten Athwaab at Lingfield before that, while both The Strig and Griffin Point have something to find with the selection on earlier running. Recent Windsor winner Scarlet Rocks is dropped in class and looks a bigger threat.
Estonia 8-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders on inside, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, soon ridden, stayed on well, won at Kempton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Triple Dream (9-0) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Absa Lutte (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, behind, headway on inside over 1f well out, kept on inside final furlong, never troubled leaders, 4th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Estonia (9-0) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Scarlet Rocks (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Soon led, ridden 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, kept on, 4th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Googlette (9-6) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Commandingpresence (USA) 40-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders, ridden and lost place over 1f out, 12th of 13, 5l behind Summerinthecity (9-7) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Oct.
Grudge 12-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden and lost place over 3f out, hung left over 1f out, no impression, 11th of 13, 8l behind Prince James (8-9) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Danzoe (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Raced far side, slowly into stride, outpaced and always behind, 14th of 17, 8l behind Cape Royal (9-4) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Oct.
Sherjawy (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, 8th of 10, 13l behind Shifting Star (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Nially Noo 11-2 (8-6) Led narrowly, ridden 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Estonia (9-0) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Atlantic Cycle (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 1 1/2l behind Prince James (8-9) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Athwaab 16-1 (8-13) Raced wide tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 10, 7l behind Absa Lutte (9-2) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
The Strig 7-1 (9-7) Good speed to get over to chase leaders, ridden and hung right over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 11, 6l behind Estonia (9-7) at Kempton 5f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Griffin Point (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Chased leader until ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Estonia (9-7) at Kempton 5f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.