A very tough race to call with a field full of exposed runners, and there is a certain element of guesswork involved in whose turn it is to win today. We'll plump for ANNAMBO to notch up a rare enough success, while Filun and Salybia Bay are among the dangers. Andrew Reid is among the winners at present, and although Annambo doesn't oblige very often, he does have a 1m 4f Wolverhampton victory on his CV and races today from a very competitive mark of 57. His latest effort asked too much of his stamina and he is better judged on his run at Dunstall Park prior to that. It is his first ever race at Kempton and provided he doesn't hate the place he has as good a chance as any. Salybia Bay is likely to be towards the head of the market, but she has flattered to deceive too often, including when comfortably beaten over course and distance from this mark last week, so we will take her on again. Imperium is 2lbs higher than when scoring here in January and looks likely to be a leading player, while Filun took a similar contest in March at this track and is now 7lbs lower, so must be respected despite some indifferent form since. King's Fable has been more out than in this season, but his Windsor run in August offered a little hope, and he was not disgraced last time. Tuppenny Piece is being given some rope by the handicapper and is a rare potential improver in the field, so watch the market for clues, but Annambo can have his day.
Zalkani (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 4f out, wide entering straight, soon edged left and beaten, 6th of 10, 6l behind Our Kes (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Filun 20-1 (8-6) Dwelt, always in rear, 7th of 8, 33l behind Fantino (8-7) at Leicester 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Annambo 11-1 (9-7) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 10th of 13, 8l behind Leyte Gulf (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Imperium 33-1 (9-1) Always behind, 14th of 16, 14l behind Recalcitrant (9-6) at Chepstow 1m 2f hcp 0-55 (6) gd.
Ede's Dot Com (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) In rear, wide and headway over 2f out, ridden and weakened well over 1f out, 11th of 12, 19l behind Kilburn (9-4) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
Sinbad The Sailor 9-2 (10-2) Raced wide early, close up, switched right to inside and headway over 3f out, stayed on to take well held 3rd near finish, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Soundbyte (10-8) at Goodwood 1m 3f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gf.
Fantastic Morning 33-1 (8-12) Prominent, ridden and lost place over 2f out, soon behind, last of 9, 27l behind Merrymadcap (9-4) at Salisbury 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Mixing 9-1 (9-4) Towards rear, kept on from over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 12l behind Inch Lodge (9-8) at Kempton 1m 3f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Medieval Maiden 25-1 (8-10) Held up, never a factor, 7th of 8, 22l behind Rose Row (10-0) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
King's Fable (USA) 5-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, ridden when squeezed through 2f out, switched left well over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 10, 5l behind Our Kes (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Salybia Bay 9-2fav (9-3) Held up in mid -ivision, headway on outside to lead over 6f out, ridden and headed just inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Rowan Tiger (9-2) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Tuppenny Piece 25-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 13, 2 3/4l behind Ebony Eyes (9-4) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Red Reef 14-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed inside final 2f, weakened approaching final 1f, 9th of 13, 6l behind Ebony Eyes (9-4) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Ocean Of Peace (FR) 16-1 (9-0) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 14, 5l behind Inch Lodge (9-8) at Kempton 1m 3f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol.