It was fast ground when Chalk It Down won a bumper at Newton Abbot back in August. He may well be involved in the finish but a couple of these have been threatening to score in similar events at Kempton recently. Spoil Me ran well behind Dawn Commander on his latest start and should figure in this company, but OURMANMASSINI found only one too good at the same meeting. Suzy Smith's charge couldn't quite get to grips with Zulu Oscar on that occasion but a similar effort could see him go one better today.
Spoil Me (IRE) 16-1 (11-8) Held up in last pair, headway on outside 3f out, soon pushed along, ridden and edged right over 2f out, one pace and no impression final 2f, 6th of 11, 8l behind Dawn Commander (11-2) at Kempton 2m 2f n h flat (4) std.
Chalk It Down (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Tracked leader, outpaced 3 out, plugged on and no impression, 4th of 10, 12l behind Keel Haul (10-13) at Warwick 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy.
First Of Never (IRE) 33-1 (9-9) Raced wide in touch, ridden 7th, weakened next, soon pulled up, in a race won by Crookstown (11-9) at Market Rasen 2m 5f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Dec, 11 ran.
Ourmanmassini (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) In touch in mid-divison, headway under pressure over 2f out, ridden and stayed on to 2nd over 1f out, edged right and kept on same pace inside final furlong,, 2nd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Zulu Oscar (11-2) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std.
Sparrow Hills (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Prominent, ridden and weakened 3 out, 6th of 10, well behind Mystic Appeal (10-11) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Apr.
Rosa Imperialis 50-1 (10-10) Towards rear, fell 3rd, in a race won by Bobble Boru (10-10) at Wincanton 2m mrs nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec, 12 ran.