PRINCE OF PROPHETS was noted staying on well to take second over the minimum trip at Kempton last time. Stuart Williams' charge won't have to improve much on that to come out best in this. Proventi finished behind a couple of higher rated horses in a seller over C&D last week and should be thereabouts while Katy Spirit has claims on her recent third at this track with Persian Marvel behind. Frans Hals posted a better effort over the minimum trip last time but Little Indian has gone backwards since the summer.
Kalahari Breeze (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Chased leading pair until outpaced over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, eased inside final furlong, 3rd of 4, 14l behind Noble Bull (9-0) at Brighton 1m 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Aug.
Katy Spirit (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Chased leaders on inside, driven 2f out, ridden and stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, went 3rd towards finish, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 12, 2 1/4l behind My Sweet Lord (8-8) at Lingfield 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Mont Signal 33-1 (9-3) Dwelt, held up towards rear, one pace approaching final furlong, no impression, 5th of 10, 11l behind Rivellino (9-3) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Frans Hals 7-1 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, ran on strongly inside final furlong to go 2nd near finish, 2nd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Greenery (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Little Indian 10-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, weakened over 3f out, 5th of 10, 7l behind Seemenomore (9-9) at Southwell 6f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Nov.
Persian Marvel (IRE) 8-1 (8-4) Led narrowly, ridden over 1f out, headed when carried right just inside final furlong, soon lost place, no extra in 4th towards finish, 4th of 12, 3l behind My Sweet Lord (8-8) at Lingfield 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Proventi 12-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, effort when hung left approaching final furlong, not ran on, 3rd of 5, 2 1/2l behind Sofi's Spirit (8-11) at Lingfield 6f 2yo sell stks (6) pol.
Prince Of Prophets (IRE) 5-1 (8-9) Dwelt, towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on to take 2nd post, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Modern Lady (9-2) at Kempton 5f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Devout 33-1 (8-7) Restless in stalls, slight lead until halfway, ridden 2f out, edged right and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 13, 14l behind Silver Ridge (9-3) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft in Jun.
Black Truffle 20-1 (8-7) Held up towards rear, effort and ridden over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 6l behind Royal Caper (8-10) at Kempton 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Fiance Fiasco 33-1 (7-8) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden and switched left over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 2 1/4l behind Tartan Blue (8-8) at Kempton 5f 2yo clm stks (6) pol in Nov.
Hanga Roa (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, outpaced in rear, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 6th of 10, 8l behind Seemenomore (9-9) at Southwell 6f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Nov.