OUR BLESSING still looks well treated since his latest victory and is taken to win again in the finale at the expense of Prince Of Thebes and Daniel Thomas. The selection has been in great form of late and made all to win here over six furlongs last time out. This is a significant step up in trip but he is very versatile and if ridden in the correct manner he has every chance of winning once again. Prince Of Thebes is five pounds higher for winning at Lingfield over a similar trip last time out. That was his first win for over two years so he had dropped to a mark that he was clearly able to win off. Confidence will be on a high and if repeating that same level of form he would warrant plenty of respect. Daniel Thomas is another that caught the eye last time out at Lingfield when finishing second of twelve. That said he seems to save his best efforts for Lingfield and has never really threatened to win here in the past so is worth treating with some caution. So for the winner we return to Our Blessing.
Will He Wish 16-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, always in rear, last of 12, 8l behind Wasp (9-4) at W'hampton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Mister New York (USA) 25-1 (9-5) Mid-division, struggling over 3f out, never able to get on terms, 9th of 11, 6l behind Shamrock Lady (8-13) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Prince Of Thebes (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Tracked leader, led 5f out, soon pressed, held on gamely under pressure final furlong, all out, held on, won at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Daniel Thomas (9-5) by a hd, 12 ran.
Daniel Thomas (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Started slowly, mid-division, headway on outside over 1f out, ran on strongly inside final furlong to take 2nd post, not quite reached winner, 2nd of 12, hd behind Prince Of Thebes (9-4) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Hallingdal (UAE) 3-1fav (9-3) Slowly into stride, soon mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, switched right entering final furlong, stayed on, 4th of 11, 2l behind Shamrock Lady (8-13) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Palmerin 5-1fav (9-6) In touch, ridden to lead over 2f out, soon hung right, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 12, 8l behind Gallego (9-0) at Sandown 1m 2f hcap (4) gd in Sept.
Pippbrook Gold 16-1 (8-8) Raced wide and mid-division, ridden and struggling on outside over 3f out, 9th of 14, 18l behind The Fifth Member (9-5) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Our Blessing (IRE) 3-1fav (9-0) Made virtually all, pushed out and in command final furlong, won at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Compton Classic (8-4) by 2l, 10 ran.