ATALANTA BAY left her previous form behind when returning from a lay-off at Kempton. She scored by eight lengths and can defy a penalty with today's opposition offering little in the way of recent form. El Libertador went close here last month with Jody Bear back in fourth but the remainder arrive out of sorts. Hazzaat has tumbled down the weights but has failed to beat a rival in his last couple of outings, while Lacey may have finished third at Southwell last time, but was still beaten out of sight.
Keep Kicking (IRE) 33-1 (9-10) In touch, ridden when weakened over 2f out, 11th of 12, well behind Kindu (9-0) at Kempton 1m 3f mdn stks (5) pol.
Galiotto (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, went 2nd 3f out until over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 14, 14l behind Our Folly (9-7) at Bath 2m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Apr.
El Libertador (USA) 7-1fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, challenged over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on to lead towards finish, caught close home, 2nd of 16, hd behind Impertinent (8-7) at Lingfield 1m 4f app hcp 0-55 (6) pol in Oct.
Atalanta Bay (IRE) 11-2 (9-6) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, led 2f out, clear entering final furlong, easily, won at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (0-55) (6) pol beating Ocean Power (9-0) by 8l, 10 ran.
Hazzaat (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, last of 12, 13l behind Ebony Roc (9-3) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Sep.
Lacey 12-1 (8-11) In rear, ridden and headway 6f out, went 3rd over 1f out, one pace, no impression, 3rd of 11, 15l behind Royal Alcor (9-0) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs in Aug.
Jody Bear 50-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, kept on well inside final furlong, 4th of 16, 2 3/4l behind Impertinent (8-7) at Lingfield 1m 4f app hcp 0-55 (6) pol in Oct.
Nowdoro 20-1 (8-5) Reminder soon after start, mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 13th of 14, 19l behind Sweet Liberta (8-11) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.