Exceedance has won his last two starts on the Polytrack over the minimum distance but has gone up 14lb since his last success and could be worth opposing in his hat-trick bid. C&D winner Pea Shooter will be fitter for his run over 6f at Newmarket and has to go on the short-list. Amadeus Denton, likewise, after a pipe-opener at Thirsk though he will have to reverse that form with both I'll Be Good and Last Bid. ALASKAN BULLET showed plenty of speed to score on his debut over 6f at Yarmouth last year and had excuses when tried in better company at Doncaster subsequently. He'll wear a hood here to help him concentrate and is fancied to resume winning ways.
Exceedance 7-1 (9-1) Went right start, soon led and set strong pace, made rest, clear 2f out, ridden over 1f out, well in command when edged left and right inside final furlong, unchallenged, won at Kempton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol beating Place In My Heart (9-7) by 5l, 9 ran.
Last Bid 14-1 (8-11) Dwelt, always in rear, last of 9, 35l behind Ballesteros (9-2) at Chester 5f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) sft.
Alaskan Bullet (IRE) 5-2 (8-11) Slowly away and went right start, in rear, effort over 1f out, no impression, last of 5, 4 1/2l behind Eureka (9-3) at Doncaster 6f 2yo stks (2) gd in Sep.
Pale Orchid (IRE) 7-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, ridden to chase leader over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 4l behind Ballesteros (9-2) at Chester 5f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) sft.
Muaamara 25-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 19, 6l behind Red Quartet (8-3) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gs.
Pea Shooter 6-1 (8-10) Taken to post early, in touch, headway over 1f out, ridden and kept on one pace final furlong, 9th of 16, 3 1/2l behind Mince (9-0) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf.
Billyrayvalentine (CAN) 9-4 (8-3) Steadied start, in touch in rear, headway and switched right entering final furlong, quickened to press winner final 100 yards, no impression near finish, 2nd of 6, nk behind Heyward Girl (7-12) at Newmarket 6f cond stks (3) gd in Oct.
Amadeus Denton (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Squeezed out start, never a factor, 6th of 7, 9l behind Free Zone (8-13) at Thirsk 5f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Apr.
Powerful Wind (IRE) 14-1 (8-3) Chased leader until ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 9, 31l behind Ballesteros (9-2) at Chester 5f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) sft.
I'll Be Good 13-2 (9-7) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 6th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Galician (9-0) at Hamilton 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Profile Star (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 30l behind Jack Dexter (8-11) at Chester 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) sft.