TAG TEAM is given the vote in a tricky opener, although a case could also be made for Jessica Wigmo and Davids Mark. There is plenty to recommend the selection as he arrives here in good form having finished second on each of his last four starts. He has won over the course and distance and he has a good draw today and he looks a good bet to regain the winning thread. Jessica Wigmo has yet to convince that she gets home over a mile but she has shown some decent form over today's trip and also over 7f and she should be capable of getting competitive. Davids Mark had the worst of the draw at Kempton last time so it was a good effort to finish second behind Boldinor. Once again the draw has done him no favours and for that reason we will take him on. Outer Hebrides would have claims on his best form but he has been very disappointing of late, while Royal Acclamation finished behind Davids Mark last time and it is hard to see him turning the tables today. A tough start to the card and the vote is given to Tag Team.
Tag Team (IRE) 3-1 (8-12) Led, ridden and joined 2f out, headed 1f out, no extra, 2nd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Fulford (8-7) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-50 (7) fbs.
Outer Hebrides 25-1 (8-9) Prominent, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 10l behind Obe Brave (8-9) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-52 (6) pol.
Jessica Wigmo 13-8fav (9-3) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 7th of 12, 4l behind Boldinor (9-3) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Wavertree Princess (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Raced far side, in rear, never a factor, 15th of 17, 12l behind Mission Impossible (8-8) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-55 (6) sft in Nov.
Davids Mark 12-1 (9-1) Steadied start, soon switched right, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, switched left entering final furlong, stayed on to take 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Boldinor (9-3) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Berrymead 20-1 (8-10) Pulled hard in rear, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Dhhamaan (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Royal Acclamation (IRE) 11-4 (9-1) Held up, mid-division, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong until no extra towards finish, 4th of 12, 1 3/4l behind Boldinor (9-3) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Battimoore (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Started very slowly, pulled hard in rear, well behind final 3f, last of 13, 18l behind Isitcozimcool (9-9) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Red Dagger (IRE) 20-1 (8-5) Mid-division, effort over 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 15, 12l behind Captain Flasheart (9-1) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.
Mister Incredible 14-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Boldinor (9-3) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Romantic Verse 20-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, switched left over 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Boldinor (9-3) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Latin Connection (IRE) 100-1 (8-6) Always in rear, last of 7, 13l behind Total Impact (9-1) at Wolverhampton 5f clm stks (6) pol in Jan.
Saddlers Bend (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Chased leaders early, 7th halfway, ridden and weakened 4f out, 12th of 13, 43l behind Loch Long (9-5) at Ballinrobe 1m 1f mdn stks gd in Jul.