BUSSA finally returned to winning ways when landing an even lower grade handicap than this at Kempton last time. Saying that, the form happens to be working out as the runner-up scored at this track last week beating My Scat Daddy and Fairy Mist. Vale Of Lingfield has a couple of lengths to find with the selection on latest running and David Evans' charge can follow-up. Michael's Nook makes more appeal than Kaylee over today's distance while Steel City Boy is dropped in class but has only raced over further than 6f once in 115 starts and that was way back in 2008 when he was well beaten.
Steel City Boy (IRE) 20-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, hung left inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 5th of 12, 5l behind Speightowns Kid (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Great Charm (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened well over 1f out, 13th of 14, 32l behind Aegean King (9-1) at Kempton 1m hcp (6) pol.
Bussa 9-2fav (9-3) Held up in touch, challenged over 2f out, pressed leader inside final furlong, led close home, won at Kempton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol beating Sandy Lane (9-3) by hd, 13 ran.
Querido (GER) 16-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, soon racing off the pace in 5th, ridden and tried to close over 2f out, still chasing leaders over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 13, 10l behind Bahri Sheen (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp (6) pol.
Jonnie Skull (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Pulled hard tracking leaders, every chance 2f out, keeping on same pace when bumped inside final furlong, no extra, 5th of 11, 4l behind Temple Road (9-13) at Lingfield 6f hcp (6) pol.
Kaylee 6-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, ridden and stayed on well to take 2nd inside final furlong, no impression with winner, 2nd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Monumental Man (8-13) at Lingfield 5f hcp (6) pol.
My Scat Daddy (USA) 3-1fav (9-0) Mid-division, ridden and headed over 1f out, stayed on to go 2nd near finish, not trouble winner, 2nd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Sandy Lane (9-0) at Lingfield 7f stks 0-55 (6) pol.
Michael's Nook 7-2 (9-3) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Hittin'the Skids (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Vale Of Lingfield (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 2 3/4l behind Bussa (9-3) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Not My Choice (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) Disputed lead at fast pace, headed 2f out, weakened quickly over 1f out, 10th of 13, 16l behind Bahri Sheen (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp (6) pol.
Fairy Mist (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 6l behind Sandy Lane (9-0) at Lingfield 7f stks 0-55 (6) pol.
Cuthbert (IRE) 14-1 (8-7) Chased winner, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 9, 9l behind Bertie Blu Boy (8-7) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Desert Red (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Led, ridden over 1f out, soon headed, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 9l behind Captain Kendall (9-3) at Lingfield 6f mdn stks (5) pol.