TOUS LES DEUX has been in good form of late and is taken to win again with both Ocean Legend and Eastern Gift worth noting. The selection has won twice at Kempton already this winter and although he is now six pounds higher in the weights since his latest win he does come from a yard in form and if he is able to shrug off his extra burden in weight he can go very close once again. Ocean Legend will pose as the biggest danger after catching the eye at Southwell last time out when second of eight. He has not been the easiest to win with but in the context of this race he has to be added to the short list. Eastern Gift has just started to run into form and was a ready winner over course and distance last time out. A four pound hike in the weights seems fair so he is another that can be competitive in what looks like a wide open contest. But for the winner we return to Tous Les Deux.
Super Frank (IRE) 33-1 (8-7) Held up, ridden and weakened 2f out, last of 10, 21l behind Mahadee (8-13) at Great Leighs 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Ocean Legend (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Tracked winner, ridden over 2f, headway and every chance approaching final furlong, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Avertis (8-12) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Moonlight Man 40-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Princely Hero (8-11) at W'hampton 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Will He Wish 10-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden over 2f out, weaken over 1f out, 6th of 12, 5l behind Spinning (8-10) at W'hampton 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Purus (IRE) 13-2 (9-5) Soon prominent, ridden over 1f out, weakening when hampered inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 8l behind Mister New York (9-2) at W'hampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Geoffdaw 14-1 (8-10) Always in rear, last of 11, 17l behind Harry Up (9-2) at W'hampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Tous Les Deux 5-1 (9-6) Steadied start, settled towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, clear final furlong, comfortably, won at Kempton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Salt of The Earth (9-1) by 2l, 13 ran.
Eastern Gift 11-4fav (9-3) Track leaders, ridden over 1f out, hard driven to lead line, won at Kempton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) pol beating Jake The Snake (9-6) by a shd, 13 ran.
Pension Policy (USA) 2-1fav (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 11, 11l behind Wing Play (8-4) at Great Leighs 1m 3yo hcp (5) pol in Oct.
Pippbrook Gold 16-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 2f out, no extra when headed over 1f out, soon lost 2nd, one pace, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Pivka (9-3) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Hawaana (IRE) 11-4 (8-13) Led, came wide, entrance straight well over 1f out, no extra when headed inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, nk behind Stark Contrast (8-2) at W'hampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Randama Bay (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 7, 5l behind Rio Guru (9-3) at Great Leighs 1m 2f 3yo hcp (4) pol.
Elk Trail (IRE) 33-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, weakened over 2f out, 15th of 18, 13l behind Timetable (8-13) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo hcp (4) gd in Oct.
Billberry 9-1 (8-11) Led centre group, ridden over 2f out, hung left over 1f out and headed, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Casino Night (8-13) at Newmarket 1m 3yo app hcp (5) gs in Oct.