Maiden winner Striking Echo was tailed off on his handicap bow at Leicester but Order Of Service made a winning handicap debut at Kempton. The latter should be in the mix again along with the frustrating Green Special, who has been placed in all five starts now after another second on the Polytrack last week. Posh Boy has scope for improvement on his return but today's extra furlong may bring out the best in KOHLAAN. Roger Varian's charge finished fourth behind Theodore Gericault over 7f at Lingfield last month but that form looks better in hindsight as the latter has won a handicap since.
Striking Echo 33-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, weakened 2f out, soon eased, last of 12, 43l behind Intrigo (9-6) at Leicester 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
Kohlaan (IRE) 9-2 (8-12) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, hung left and outpaced by leaders over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 4th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Theodore Gericault (8-12) at Lingfield 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Apr.
Isis Blue 5-1 (8-7) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, one pace and no impression, 8th of 9, 8l behind Bright Strike (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.
Order Of Service 5-1 (9-5) Made all, pressed over 1f out, kept on gamely, won at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr beating Shearian (8-13) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
East Texas Red (IRE) 40-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders early, in touch, ridden over 2f out, not trouble leaders, 6th of 10, 7l behind Aint Got A Scooby (8-8) at Epsom Downs 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Apr.
Green Special (ITY) 12-1 (9-2) Dwelt tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, headed final stride, 2nd of 11, hd behind Clement (9-4) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Lady Marmelo (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Slowly away and hampered start, towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 7th of 12, 17l behind Sioux Chieftain (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr.
Posh Boy (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) In touch, headway on outside over 2f out, chased clear winner aprproaching final furlong until inside final furlong, not pace over leading duo, 3rd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Press Room (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.