Refreshestheparts was placed in three consecutive starts at Wolverhampton in September but is now 12lb higher than when scoring at Kempton before that. Breakheart won one of these events under today's apprentice a fortnight ago and should be thereabouts again while Exopuntia went close over C&D last time and can race off the same mark. However, a chance is taken on CAPTAIN KENDALL despite returning from a layoff as breeding suggests he'll appreciate today's longer trip on his handicap debut.
Aquilifer (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, led well over 2f out, headed and ridden 1f out, no extra, 6th of 11, 5l behind Honey Of A Kitten (8-10) at Lingfield 1m app hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Hierarch (IRE) 7-1 (8-4) Mid-division on outside, ridden well over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, never on terms, 6th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Hurricane Spirit (7-13) at Lingfield 1m clm stks (5) pol.
Bloodsweatandtears 7-2fav (9-2) Chased leader, under pressure over 2f out, soon rallied, every chance inside final furlong, no extra close home, 10th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Golden Desert (9-2) at Lingfield 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Refreshestheparts (USA) 3-1fav (8-13) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, ran on, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Raheeba (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Captain Kendall (IRE) 11-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, pushed right over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 10, 14l behind Fort Bastion (9-0) at Salisbury 6f mdn stks (5) sft in May.
Breakheart (IRE) 11-4fav (8-9) Slowly away, in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Kempton 1m app hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Nov beating Divine Rule (8-11) by 3/4l, 13 ran.
West Side (IRE) 4-1 (9-2) Always towards rear, 9th of 11, 5l behind Gazboolou (9-1) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug '11.
The New Black (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) In rear, ridden 4f out, headway 1f out, stayed on, nearest finish, 5th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Welsh Inlet (8-10) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Exopuntia 8-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, driven over 2f out, headway under pressure on outside approaching final furlong, stayed on to take 2nd post, not reach winner, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Storm Runner (9-3) at Lingfield 1m hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Schoolboy Champ 33-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 13, 6l behind Welsh Inlet (8-10) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.