Divine Rule keeps threatening to get his head back in front without actually doing so while Missionaire's latest third came over 3f further. Fonterutoli, Automotive and Athletic are capable of making the frame if in the mood but preference is for recent Kempton winner LITMUS. She has the beating of My Scat Daddy and Fairy Mist on collateral form and can shrug off a penalty on the evidence of Wednesday's cosy two-length win.
Divine Rule (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Chased leaders in 4th, headway over 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, stayed on and just held close home, 2nd of 9, shd behind Ermyntrude (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Missionaire (USA) 25-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead inside final 2f, headed final 120 yards, no extra when lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Sweet Liberta (8-11) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Fonterutoli (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Held up behind, headway under pressure on outside over 2f out, ridden and kept on final furlong, never reached leaders, 5th of 12, 6l behind Precision Five (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Automotive 8-1 (10-0) Held up, went modest 3rd and carried head high inside final 3f, 3rd of 5, 13l behind Captain Starlight (8-8) at Kempton 1m mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jan.
Indian Violet (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 19l behind Brown Pete (9-3) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Athletic 5-4fav (9-6) Chased leaders, hung right throughout, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 15l behind Monzino (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Teth 5-1 (8-12) Held up mid-division, ridden and one pace inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 6l behind Rosie's Lady (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Aegean King 4-1 (9-4) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden and headway 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Ermyntrude (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Litmus (USA) 5-1fav (9-2) Chased leader, led over 2f out, clear over 1f out, stayed on strongly, won at Kempton 1m hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan beating Compton Crofter (8-11) by 2 1/2l, 13 ran.
Sangrail 14-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, driven 2f out, lost place when hampered over 1f out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, 11l behind Precision Five (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
My Scat Daddy (USA) 9-4fav (8-6) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 8, 6l behind Mubtadi (9-0) at Lingfield 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Fairy Mist (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Led, pushed along 3f out, headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 8l behind Ermyntrude (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.