1—Midnight Dance usually likes to track the leaders, it has recorded a slow time at Kempton and may be better when switched to Southwell which is a slower surface.
2—Hope And Faith is the third top rated on a course and distance time but I'm not sure if it will be able to repeat that time but could have place claims.
3—Jacobs Pillow could be a hidden danger as it likes to either track the leaders or actually lead, but its time at Kempton in 2013 was slow.
4—Rainbow Orse has only recorded a slow time at Kempton and may be better over five furlongs so will need to be held up here to get the trip.
5—Jammy Guest may find this distance too short and will need to be prominent early if it doesn't get outpaced.
6—Gold Beau has recorded fast times at all three of these courses, Lingfield, Kempton and here, which have the same surface and is in form lately with a win and a third place but is my second top rated.
7—Stamp Of Authority is a possible leader but its best time at Kempton was quite slow so I doubt it will good enough to win.
8—Putin has the fastest recorded time at this course and a fast time at Lingfield but a slowish time at Kempton and is also of the opinion as it gets older it might prefer a longer trip as it hasn't quite got the initial speed it once had although it has been known to lead.
9—Tychaios hasn't got any course form and its times at Lingfield and Kempton don't match up with some others in the race, but it did win last time out in a class six race.
SUMMARY: The top rated is PUTIN 25/1who used to like to lead but most runs this year have been over further and if it reverts to its old style here it could be hard to catch as long as they don't go too fast in front by taking each other on and could have enough to make the frame and at the price is maybe worth an each way bet, my second top rated is GOLD BEAU 8/1 who has been in form lately and maybe looks the safer bet, but I will go with backing both to show a profit whichever one does the business.
Putin 25/1 9th
Gold Beau 9/1 6th