The Bay Bandit couldn't follow-up his Wolverhampton win off today's mark at Kempton last time and Holyfield Warrior finished last here in March having scored at Kempton before that. Russian Storm got off the mark over a longer trip here recently and has scope for further progress while Lean Machine's latest close-up fourth suggests he'll be winning soon off his current mark. JOIN UP is another back on a decent mark and, though he's done his recent winning at Wolverhampton, it was over C&D last month that he posted his best effort for a while and Mark Brisbourne's charge is fancied to return to winning ways today.
Monsieur Broughton 13-2 (9-3) Held up in rear, effort over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 8th of 11, 3l behind Saucy Buck (9-6) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Dichoh 12-1 (9-3) Chased leaders on inside, ridden and effort 2f out to 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Toymaker (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Whitstable Native 11-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 4th of 12, 7l behind All About You (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar.
Join Up 9-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway when switched right to challenge over 1f out, soon hard ridden, never on terms, 5th of 10, 1 3/4l behind Prohibition (8-13) at Lingfield 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar.
The Bay Bandit 11-4 (9-0) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, not pace to challenge, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Saucy Buck (9-6) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Saktoon (USA) 9-1 (8-0) Tracked leaders, under pressure 3f out, soon lost place, last of 5, 11l behind Marksbury (8-8) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Royal Envoy (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) In touch, ridden and no impressiom from over 1f out, 7th of 11, 5l behind Dorothy's Dancing (9-5) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Holyfield Warrior (IRE) 10-1 (8-7) Pulled hard in touch, under pressure over 2f out, soon lost place, last of 10, 12l behind Prohibition (8-13) at Lingfield 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar.
Lean Machine 12-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway on inside over 1f out, edged right, ran on, 4th of 12, 1/2l behind Safwaan (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Mar.
Russian Storm 5-1 (8-2) Tracked leaders, effort to press leader over 1f out, ridden and stayed on to lead final strides, won at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar beating Flag Of Glory (9-7) by hd, 10 ran.
Escape Artist 10-1 (8-7) Keen in touch in rear, ridden over 2f out, outpaced over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 6l behind Marvo (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Teen Ager (FR) 12-1 (8-10) Prominent, effort over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Saucy Buck (9-6) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.