Coiste Bodhar was doing his best work at the finish over 6f here last week and this shorter trip is not sure to suit. In contrast, Anfield barely gets home over the minimum trip so a chance is taken on GENTLEMEN. He faded in the closing stages over 6f at this track on his debut but looks the most likely to appreciate today's distance and gets a speculative vote. The newcomers are nothing out of the ordinary on breeding with National Service perhaps proving best of them.
Gentlemen 50-1 (9-5) Dwelt, held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon ridden and weakened, 9th of 12, 12l behind Furas (9-5) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
National Service (USA) War Chant gelding out of Cotton Club Ballet.
Coiste BoDhar (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd post, 3rd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Porteous (9-2) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Seven Lucky Seven 33-1 (8-10) In rear, ridden halfway, never a factor, 8th of 12, 14l behind Night Of Thunder (9-0) at Goodwood 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft in Oct.
My Girl Rio (IRE) Captain Rio filly out of Pinewoods Lily.
Anfield 7-1 (8-13) Led, ridden and headed inside final furlong, soon no extra, 3rd of 12, 5l behind Dynamo Walt (9-1) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Little Miss Becky Piccolo filly out of Boojum.