7.10 Kempton – FOREVER SONG (nb)
The selection, trained by Charlie Appleby, is a well-bred son of Dubawi who made his debut outing in a 10f maiden at Nottingham in April (7/4 joint-favourite), leading the main group behind the clear leader and shaken up over three furlongs out, trying to challenge not long after but soon held and dropping away rather tamely, eventually eased off to come home ninth of 10 behind Crystal Ocean (beaten 17 lengths). This colt was reported to have lost his action that day, that at least explaining his tame finishing effort, going into the race holding a Derby entry and the strong and sustained market support he enjoyed before the off also noteworthy. His pedigree is another pointer to him doing much better, a half brother to several winners and out of a Park Hill winning close relation to the likes of Great Heavens and Nathaniel; the additional two furlongs ought to suit well, and no surprise to see this son of Dubawi come good at the second time of asking here.
8.10 Kempton – TRIBUTE ACT (nap)
The selection, trained by James Fanshawe, is a nicely-bred daughter of Exceed And Excel who made a winning debut in a course and distance fillies’ maiden last October (13/2 chance), racing in midfield and shaken up over two furlongs out, showing signs of inexperience off the bridle initially but picking up well approaching the final furlong, leading inside the final 100 yards and scoring by ¾ length from Golden Nectar. She made her return to action in a soft-ground 1m fillies’ handicap at Newmarket 27 days ago (5/1 favourite), missing the break and in rear until moving closer from halfway, attempting to challenge over a furlong out and keeping on steadily to eventually take fourth behind Harmonise (beaten 3¼ lengths). This filly wasn’t seen to best advantage last time, blowing the start and having to make up plenty of ground on a rain-softened surface, not given an overly hard time; appealing as well treated from a mark of 75, returned to Polytrack and with her stable in good nick, it’d be a little disappointing if she couldn’t return to winning ways here.