Bluebok scored over today's trip at Kempton last Wednesday where he just got the better of STEEL CITY BOY. The latter won off a higher mark over C&D at this time last year and is taken to reverse the placings on better terms here, confirming superiority with Thoughtsofstardom and Mythical Blue in the process. Rightcar won here early last month and is closely matched with runner-up Cheveyo and Spring Leap may be capable of better on his handicap bow. Monsieur Harvey makes most appeal of the remainder.
Bluebok 3-1fav (8-9) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on, won at Kempton 5f hcp 0-50 (7) pol beating Steel City Boy (9-3) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Spring Leap 33-1 (9-11) Slowly into stride, in rear, closed over 3f out, outpaced over 1f out, went 4th inside final furlong, no impression, 4th of 7, 8l behind Mandy's Hero (8-10) at Lingfield 5f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jan.
Papageno 25-1 (9-2) Chased leader until well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Your Gifted (9-0) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Steel City Boy (IRE) 13-2 (9-3) In touch, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to go 2nd near finish, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Bluebok (8-9) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Avonvalley 12-1 (8-11) Dwelt, always in rear, 8th of 9, 14l behind Black Baccara (8-2) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-62 (6) pol in Jan.
Mythical Blue (IRE) 28-1 (9-3) Reared start and rider removed hood late, slowly away, always in rear, last of 9, 9l behind Bluebok (8-9) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Thoughtsofstardom 13-2 (9-3) Led, ridden 2f out, headed narrowly over 1f out, driven inside final furlong, no extra near finish, 4th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Bluebok (8-9) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Rightcar 16-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden to chased leader 2f out, chance 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 3l behind Royal Acclamation (8-8) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Cheveyo (IRE) 4-1fav (8-3) Dwelt in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Shawkantango (8-13) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Monsieur Harvey 7-1 (10-2) Led 1f, led again over 3f out, ridden clear 2f out, headed and edged left well inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Lethal (10-9) at Wolverhampton 6f am hcp 0-55 (6) pol in Jan.
Polemica (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, soon mid-division, headway over 1f out, no impression, 8th of 12, 6l behind Piccolo Express (9-1) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan.
Lucky Art (USA) 22-1 (8-10) In touch, progress to chase leader halfway, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 5l behind Shawkantango (8-13) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Azygous 28-1 (8-7) Held up behind, never dangerous, 11th of 12, 14l behind Fashion Icon (8-8) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Oct.