HOT STOCK was closing on the winner, Razin' Hell, all the way to the line over 6f here on Tuesday but came up agonisingly short. He gets another chance in this given the recent winner Big Kenny scored on the faster Polytrack surface at Wolverhampton and carries a penalty. The latter will still figure if handling the Fibresand as well as Chanceuse did when she finished runner-up to Stoney Quine here last month. Masterpaver attracted support on his handicap debut at Kempton last week and ran well for fourth in a blanket finish.
Hot Stock (FR) 4-1 (9-5) Always prominent, chased winner over 2f out, stayed on under pressure to challenge inside final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 9, shd behind Razin' Hell (8-11) at Southwell 6f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Masterpaver 5-1 (9-2) Dwelt, held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 4th of 12, 1/2l behind Dutchartcollector (9-7) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Artemis (IRE) 14-1 (8-5) In touch on outside, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, last of 14, 18l behind New Colours (8-13) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Chanceuse 16-1 (8-10) Led early, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 12, 6l behind Dutchartcollector (9-7) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Big Kenny 8-1 (8-6) Dwelt towards rear, headway to lead over 1f out, ridden clear final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Sarlat (8-6) by 9l, 7 ran.
Solent Lad (USA) 12-1 (8-6) Close up, ridden 3f out, kept on inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 5th of 8, 5l behind Trinity Lorraine (8-1) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Maximilianthefirst 100-1 (8-11) Pulled very hard, held up towards rear, under pressure over 2f out, soon beaten, last of 7, 10l behind Aspirant (8-9) at Lingfield 6f 2yo sell stks (6) pol.
Tortoise 25-1 (7-11) Keen close up, ridden over 2f out, edged left and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 5, 7l behind Jazzy Lady (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.