Recent runners include Tiar Na Nog, back after a short break to contend an event at Wolverhampton last Sunday, and Rockstar Max for his fifth outing last Monday. It was so foggy at Wolverhampton that afternoon that Tiar Na Nog's race was almost called off in very poor visibility, but she ran very well nonetheless. She was unfortunately crossed entering the final half mile, so Charlie Bishop had to take a very wide course around the bend to move onto the quarters of the leaders. This sudden extra effort then told down the straight and a couple of rivals passed her to leave her in fifth, beaten just under six lengths at surprisingly long odds. Rockstar Max stepped up in trip once again to make his handicap debut at Kempton last Monday. Having veered out of the stalls he quickly made his way to the front and then took a lead off two others into the back straight. Unfortunately it was far from a smooth tempo behind the lead horse, but Rockstar Max travelled very easily and kept tabs on the front runners throughout and was still very well in contention as they turned for home. Before the cutaway he was full of running and Shane Kelly looked for an outside run, but he was denied a clear gap to move into as the closing stages unfolded. Max proved his staying power right to the line, however, and gave a lot of cause for encouragement as this was his first experience at the business end of a race. He was only beaten three and a half lengths in fifth this time, and connections are very hopeful in weighing up a range of future options.