Refractor beat the re-opposing Kuda Huraa over C&D three weeks ago to record his third win at this track. It seems he saves his best for this venue so a 4lb rise may not be enough to prevent another bold bid. However, the lightly-raced four-year-old ENTHUSIASTIC is making up for lost time as he scored at Wolverhampton on only his third start and there should be plenty more to come from him. The Bells O Peover is usually in the mix without being good enough while Rasheed did his earlier winning over 2m and The High Man is 10lb higher than his win at Lingfield in June.
Kuda Huraa (IRE) 10-1 (9-12) Led after 1f, ridden 2f out, edged left over 1f, headed inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Refractor (9-6) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Rasheed 10-1 (9-2) 8th of 11, 23l behind Monterey (9-7) at Newmarket 1m 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun.
The High Man 4-1 (9-13) In touch, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, eased over 1f out, last of 7, 45l behind Fleeting Image (8-3) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Zebrano 50-1 (9-11) Always towards rear, never a factor, last of 14, 24l behind Looking On (9-6) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Refractor (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) In rear on outer, headway and edged right over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, won at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol beating Kuda Huraa (9-12) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Mountain Range (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Dwelt, in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 12, 5l behind Roxy Flyer (9-12) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Twice Bitten 14-1 (8-12) In touch, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 9th of 11, 12l behind Malekov (9-1) at Yarmouth 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Icebuster 6-1 (9-12) Dwelt, soon chasing leaders on inside, ridden and outpaced 2f out, plugged on again inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 4l behind Looking On (9-6) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Brigadoon 12-1 (8-13) Mid-division, headway and went right 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace, 5th of 12, 4l behind Enery (8-12) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Enthusiastic 15-2 (9-8) Held up towards rear, smooth headway over 3f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on strongly towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Aug beating Spiritoftomintoul (9-3) by 1 3/4l, 11 ran.
The Bells O Peover 11-8fav (10-0) Led, driven inside final 2f, edged left when hard pressed inside final furlong, kept on until headed and dropped to 3rd near finish, 3rd of 10, 3/4l behind Mason Hindmarsh (9-1) at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Where's Susie 8-1 (9-6) Towards rear, plugged on inside final furlong, never going pace to get involved, 8th of 13, 7l behind Star Commander (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in May.
Achalas (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 14, 2 3/4l behind Full Toss (9-0) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Aug.
Rowan Tiger 16-1 (9-7) Prominent, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 4th of 12, 2l behind Art Scholar (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Oct.