HORSTED KEYNES completed a hat-trick on Polytrack before finding a 6lb rise beyond him on his bid for a four-timer. He's yet to run on Turf but has been dropped a couple of pounds and looks the type to have a good season, starting here. Mabait did better at the backend of last season when sent over a mile but he's perfectly capable of winning from this sort of mark. Tellovoi produced an excellent run in a Class 2 handicap at Haydock on Saturday so it's no surprise to see him turning out quickly but Kakatosi didn't win last season though his consistency means he remains on a similar mark. Chilworth Icon hasn't won since landing a Group 3 in Italy almost two years ago but has generally competed at a higher level than this.
Mabait 5-1 (8-2) Keen in touch, headway between horses entering final furlong, ran on to lead near finish, won at Newmarket 1m hcp 105 (2) gf in Oct beating Validus (9-2) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Tellovoi (IRE) 50-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, went 2nd well over 2f out, every chance 2f out, soon ridden, lost 2nd over 1f out, kept on same pace and no extra in 4th towards finish, 4th of 16, 2 3/4l behind Yourartisonfire (7-12) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gd.
Chilworth Icon 8-1 (8-13) Keen, always in rear, 6th of 9, 6l behind Georgian Bay (9-3) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-105 (2) pol.
Vainglory (USA) 18-1 (9-5) In rear, never a factor, 11th of 15, 16l behind Roserrow (9-5) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Jun.
Horsted Keynes (FR) 13-8fav (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, unable to quicken and no impression on front pair inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Common Touch (9-3) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Nov.
Swiss Cross 33-1 (9-0) Tracked wide close up, ridden and weakened 2f out, 8th of 10, 6l behind Stepper Point (9-3) at Lingfield 5f Listed stks (1) pol in Mar.
Kakatosi 7-1 (9-5) Steadied start, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 12, nk behind Oblitereight (9-6) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.