There was plenty of confidence behind STENTORIAN last week despite making his debut on the Fibresand. It proved well-placed as Gary Moore's charge sluiced home by nine lengths and a 6lb penalty is unlikely to prevent him going in again. Phoenix Flight improved for the drop back to 1m6f here last time and has a bit to find with Tartan Jura on earlier form over today's trip at Kempton. The latter is perfectly at home on this surface and looks the biggest threat to the selection as Three White Socks is still 7lb higher than when scoring over track and trip last year. Anna's Arch won an all-weather bumper here last month and should go well again.
Stentorian (IRE) 11-8fav (9-10) Tracked leader, joined leader over 3f out, soon led and clear, eased final furlong, comfortable, won at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs beating Calculating (8-6) by 9l, 4 ran.
Phoenix Flight (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Held up in touch, led after about 3f, ridden over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 4th of 5, 1 1/2l behind Lexington Bay (9-6) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Mar.
Rosairlie (IRE) 11-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, outpaced 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 14, 16l behind Herostatus (9-0) at York 2m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Tartan Jura 11-8fav (9-12) Led early, settled in 3rd, pushed along and dropped to 4th over 3f out, ridden when not clear run briefly well over 1f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 4th of 5, 4l behind Foster's Road (8-9) at Wolverhampton 2m hcap (4) pol in Mar.
Three White Socks (IRE) 14-1 (11-11) Led and disputed, slight lead 11f out, headed inside final 6f, chased leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened, 10th of 15, 24l behind Tartan Jura (11-9) at Goodwood 2m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct.
Anna's Arch (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, one pace, 3rd of 9, 12l behind Body Language (9-3) at Ripon 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.