Majestic Jess ran an excellent race in a Kempton nursery last week when third to Tommy's Secret. However, that was over 6f and though he's been placed over this longer trip we still prefer KING OF KUDOS. Richard Hannon's colt couldn't cope with the finishing speed of Singersongwriter in a Doncaster maiden last month but faces nothing of the winner's calibre here and should finally get off the mark. Kicken Off was due to run at Southwell yesterday but Dude Alert and Sofi's Spirit may be suited by the drop back to 7f and could figure.
King of Kudos (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed approaching final furlong, one pace, 2nd of 14, 2 3/4l behind Singersongwriter (8-12) at Doncaster 7f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.
Dude Alert (IRE) 7-2 (9-3) Dwelt tracked leaders, reminders halfway, ridden 3f out, kept on same pace final 2f, 4th of 7, 5l behind Alwilda (8-12) at Southwell 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) fbs in Oct.
Majestic Jess (IRE) 12-1 (7-11) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed last 100 yards, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 6, 3/4l behind Tommy's Secret (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Elusive Thought 8-1 (9-3) Raced wide, tracked leaders, pushed along over 4f out, ridden over 3f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Topamichi (9-3) at Carlisle 1m 2yo mdn (5) hvy in Sep.
Kicken Off (IRE) 10-1 (8-7) Tracked leading pair, ridden to chase winner over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 2nd of 5, 2 1/4l behind Equitania (9-0) at Southwell 6f 2yo clm stks (6) fbs.
Sofi's Spirit (IRE) 50-1 (8-2) Raced wide, tracked until switched left to lead over 5f out, ridden 3 lengths clear over 1f out, headed no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Swing Easy (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.