Russian Ice came out best in a blanket finish over track and trip a fortnight ago but is not certain to confirm running with the fourth Avonmore Star. There was little between Perfect Mission and The Happy Hammer at Lingfield last time while Hatta Stream went close at this track a week ago and can also figure. Al Khan finished behind Light From Mars in December and on that running has a bit to find with OCEAN LEGEND as the latter bids for his seventh course and distance success dropped in class and back on a winning mark.
Russian Ice 10-1 (9-4) Slowly away, soon switched right, held up in last, not much room over 2f out, not clear run and switched left over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong, led close home, won at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Bussa (8-11) by hd, 13 ran.
Chookie Avon 20-1 (8-8) Towards rear, ridden over 3f out, never a factor, 6th of 8, 11l behind The Lock Master (8-10) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-85 (4) fbs.
Macdonald Mor (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Admiralty (9-3) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Ocean Legend (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Held up in last pair, some headway over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Light From Mars (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Avonmore Star 8-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed towards finish, 4th of 13, 1/2l behind Russian Ice (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Perfect Mission 7-2 (9-0) Tracked leader, driven 2f out, ridden and lost place inside final furlong, no extra, 6th of 7, 2 3/4l behind Storm Runner (9-1) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Al Khan (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Slowly away, well off the pace in last trio, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 4th post, 4th of 8, 6l behind Diamond Charlie (9-2) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Hatta Stream (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Tracked winner, ridden 1f out, kept on and held inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Admiralty (9-3) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
The Happy Hammer (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) In touch, chased leader over 2f out, ridden 1f out, lost place inside final furlong, no extra, 5th of 7, 2 1/2l behind Storm Runner (9-1) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Di Stefano 3-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Dower Glen (8-12) at Musselburgh 5f sell stks (6) gd in May '11.