Bookiesindex Boy and Azygous both make appeal here, coming to the race in form, but we'll side with another at the top of his game and that's THOUGHTSOFSTARDOM. All three are chasing back to back wins, in what's a trappy little affair, with a number renewing acquaintance. Thoughtsofstardom carries a six pounds penalty for a recent success, but with Luke Morris able to claim three, he's still got less to carry than Bookiesindex Boy. Aygous has weight in hand on both. There's no real draw advantage for any of them, as they're all drawn next to each other. Bookiesindexboy's latest success came just 10 days ago, when beating Thoughtsofstardom, Step It Up and Desert Opal when giving weight away to all. Azygous is the lowest rated horse and was all out to win here last time in an inferior handicap to this, but is likely to attract some support. It's likely to be as tight in the betting ring as on the track, with a marginal preference for Thoughtsofstardom to overturn the recent form with Bookiesindexboy.
Bookiesindex Boy 9-1 (8-12) Made all, 3 lengths clear over 1f out, weakening towards finish, held on, won at Kempton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Thoughtsofstardom (8-1) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Thoughtsofstardom 4-5fav (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden to lead inside final furlong, pushed out, comfortably, won at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Night Premiere (8-11) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.
Replicator 13-2 (9-3) Chased leader, ridden and effort over 2f out, soon hanging badly left, no chance after, weakened final furlong, 6th of 9, 7l behind Musical Script (8-11) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Desert Opal 16-1 (8-10) Chased winner for 2f, soon under pressure and behind, last of 12, 9l behind Bookiesindex Boy (8-12) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Step It Up (IRE) 9-1 (8-10) Held up in rear, ran on well inside final furlong, nearest finish, 6th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Bookiesindex Boy (8-12) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
After The Show 14-1 (9-4) Steadied start, held up towards rear, not clear run over 2f out, soon switch right, headway over 1f out, not clear run and switch left inside final furlong, stayed on, not reached, 5th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Littledodayno (8-13) at Kempton 6.
Ten Down 20-1 (8-11) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, soon driven, weakened, 8th of 9, 9l behind Canadian Danehill (9-4) at W'hampton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Gwilym (GER) 12-1 (8-13) Close up, ridden over 2f out, soon outpaced, 7th of 9, 7l behind Musical Script (8-11) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Bluebok 6-1 (8-11) Raced keenly, chased leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, no extra when headed inside final furlong, lost 2 places towards finish, 4th of 10, 3l behind Cosmic Destiny (9-4) at W'hampton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Azygous 9-2 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden to lead inside final furlong, hard driven, just held on, all out, won at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Scarlet Oak (9-2) by a ns, 8 ran.