BRADDOCK went close here on Saturday night and gets the vote ahead of Onceaponatime and Absa Lutte. The selection ran into a well handicapped one in Todber on Saturday and can go one better here. This is his first drop in grade and if at his best he is sure to give his supporters a good run for their money. Onceaponatime finished second in a similar race at Wolverhampton on his penultimate outing but ran disappointingly when put back into a handicap at Lingfield last time out. He is however back in claiming grade today so he is expected to run into the frame. Absa Lutte finished second in a seller at Wolverhampton last time out and is another to note in the betting market. Braddock drops in grade for the first time and looks more than capable of winning a race of this nature.
Musical Script (USA) 16-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 12, 5l behind Perfect Act (9-4) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Braddock (IRE) 5-1fav (8-10) Led, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Todber (8-9) at Kempton 6f app hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) pol.
Onceaponatime (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, hard ridden and effort over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 6th of 12, 2l behind Perfect Act (9-4) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Royal Envoy (IRE) 6-1 (8-4) Slowly into stride, took keen hold and held up in rear, ran on inside final furlong, no chance, 6th of 11, 5l behind Dichoh (9-5) at Lingfield 7f clm stks 0-70 (6) pol.
Absa Lutte (IRE) 9-2 (8-12) Tracked leaders, effort and not clear run over 1f out, switched left, ran on to lead inside final furlong, readily, won at Kempton 5f clm stks 0-70 (6) pol beating Come On Buckers (8-7) by 1 3/4l, 9 ran.
Lethal 11-2 (8-6) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace under pressure final furlong, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Silver Prelude (8-11) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Aug.
Shadow Bay (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Held up, never dangerous, 8th of 11, 21l behind Finnegan Mccool (8-13) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp (5) pol.
Thunder Bay 10-3fav (8-7) Tracked leaders, weakened final furlong, 9th of 10, 16l behind Rio Sands (9-1) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.