Men Don't Cry finished a close-up third on his seasonal return over 7f at Wolverhampton and won't be far away here with a similar effort. However, WATANEE scored over C&D on her handicap debut last week when stepping up to a mile for the first time and there looks more to come from Clive Brittain's filly over today's trip. Songbird Blues will do well to reverse latest running with the selection but both King's Future and Artful Lady ran into a place on their latest starts and should be on the premises again. Trusting makes most appeal of the remainder on her return to action.
Dine Out 28-1 (9-5) Well outpaced in rear, switched left over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never dangerous, 9th of 17, 6l behind Love Tale (9-0) at Leicester 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Oct.
King's Future 14-1 (8-8) Led, ridden 2f out, came wide on home turn and headed well over 1f out, ridden and hung left over 1f out, one pace in 3rd inside final furlong, rallied to well held 2nd last strides, 2nd of 7, 1 3/4l behind One More Roman (8-10) at Lingfield 7f 3yo clm stks (6) pol.
Denton Dancer 50-1 (8-13) Slowly away always in rear, behind final 3f, 9th of 10, well behind Miss Cato (8-12) at Yarmouth 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Apr.
April Ciel 16-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final 2f, 5th of 10, 10l behind Cavaleiro (9-3) at Chepstow 1m 2yo mdn (5) gf in Aug.
Men Don't Cry (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Prominent, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 11, 3/4l behind Emma Jean (9-1) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Watanee 5-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead inside final 2f, soon hard pressed, held on under pressure final furlong, won at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol beating Songbird Blues (9-4) by 1 3/4l, 14 ran.
Trusting (IRE) 20-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 6l behind Young Prince (9-4) at Kempton 7f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Emperors Waltz (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Pushed along towards rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 9, 8l behind Vivid Blue (8-4) at Southwell 7f mdn auc stks (6) fbs.
Songbird Blues 8-1 (9-4) Mid-division, headway 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, kept on and every chance inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Watanee (9-1) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Trioomph 14-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division, headway over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 31l behind Dubious Escapade (9-5) at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Roman Senate (IRE) 14-1 (7-9) Soon led, headed 3f out, ridden and weakened final furlong, 11th of 13, 9l behind Oscan (9-6) at Brighton 7f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Oct.
Artful Lady (IRE) 12-1 (8-6) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, ran on, just failed, 2nd of 11, hd behind Emma Jean (9-1) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Vicgernic 8-1 (8-7) Always behind, 8th of 9, 16l behind Tis Rock 'n' Roll (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Doc Hill 16-1 (8-8) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 12l behind Masters Blazing (9-5) at Warwick 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Apr.