Until Midnight battled his way to narrow victories here and at Lingfield and looks certain to make a bold bid for a hat-trick, though another 6lb rise makes this more difficult. CAPTAIN KENDALL was in excellent form early last year and gained his third victory in as many months from a 1lb higher mark than today. His recent form figures don't inspire confidence but he's been racing in better company and this should be within his capabilities. Dimitar, a dual winner at Dundalk and Wolverhampton, ran quite well on his only start at this track and should go well but the veteran Teen Ager could be better off back on Turf where he's 10lb better in.
Bayleyf (IRE) 50-1 (9-4) Very slowly away, always behind, 13th of 14, 19l behind Cape Samba (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Captain Kendall (IRE) 33-1 (8-8) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 9l behind Discussiontofollow (8-12) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Dimitar (USA) 5-1 (9-1) Dwelt in touch in rear, ridden halfway, never a factor, 4th of 5, 6l behind Bogsnog (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Barnmore 12-1 (9-12) Removed hood late and slowly away, in rear, pushed along and weakened over 2f out, last of 10, 20l behind Cape Crossing (8-6) at Ffos Las 1m hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Aug.
Aomen Rock 9-1 (9-1) Pulled hard tracking leaders, effort over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 9, 24l behind Memory Cloth (8-10) at Leicester 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Russian Ice 5-1 (9-0) Led to 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Shaunas Spirit (9-2) at Kempton 7f fll hcp (0-75) (5) pol in Mar.
Until Midnight (IRE) 7-2fav (9-3) Tracked leaders in 5th, ridden and chased leader over 1f out, stayed on gamely to lead close home, won at Kempton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Substantivo (9-2) by nk, 8 ran.
Orders From Rome (IRE) 33-1 (8-2) Towards rear, never near leaders, 9th of 12, 9l behind Four Winds (8-8) at Lingfield 7f clm stks (6) pol in Oct.
Teen Ager (FR) 5-1 (9-7) Held up in touch, pushed along and headway 2f out, stayed on under pressure into 3rd inside final furlong, no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Until Midnight (9-3) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.