Five of these lined-up for a similar Class 7 contest over 5f here last time. Runner-up Exkaliber came out best on that occasion with Demoiselle Bond in close attendance and Charlemagne Diva, Imjin River and Daneside further behind. The first two mentioned have every chance in this but are hard to separate, while Errigal Lad has yet to score on the all-weather and Play The Blues hasn't raced since January. ZIEFHD began this year on a 19lb higher mark and he gets a speculative vote to finally take advantage dropping down into the lowest grade for the first time.
Exkaliber 9-2 (8-10) Soon chased leaders, led over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 9, nk behind Iffranesia (9-4) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Errigal Lad 18-1 (10-0) Towards rear, stayed on well entering final furlong, went 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 14, nk behind Fleurtille (11-0) at Catterick 5f am hcp 0-55 (6) gs in Oct.
Ziefhd 25-1 (8-10) Led until halfway, chased leaders, ridden and weakened quickly over 1f out, 12th of 15, 18l behind Koharu (9-6) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Oct.
Daneside (IRE) 5-2fav (9-1) Slowly into stride, outpaced in rear, never dangerous, last of 9, 6l behind Iffranesia (9-4) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Demoiselle Bond 14-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 9, 1/2l behind Iffranesia (9-4) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Imjin River (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 5th of 9, 2l behind Iffranesia (9-4) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Spellmaker 6-1 (9-3) Took keen hold chasing leaders on outside, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 13, 7l behind Sweet Vintage (9-1) at Kempton 7f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Rosa Lockwood 150-1 (8-8) Tracked leader, every chance over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 11, 6l behind Fortinbrass (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f clm stks (6) pol.
Play The Blues (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Raced wide, soon chasing leader, led over 2f out, headed and weakened final 100 yards, 4th of 14, 1 1/2l behind Teen Ager (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan.
Charlemagne Diva 3-1 (9-4) Close up, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Iffranesia (9-4) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Jemimaville (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Hood removed slightly late, chased leaders, pushed along and wide on bend 2f out, soon weakened, last of 9, 9l behind Metropolitan Chief (9-3) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Oct.
Actonetaketwo 25-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, held up in mid-division on inside, headway on inside over 1f out, ridden and stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Red Shadow (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol.