CLOSEST FRIEND steps up to 3 miles at Kempton today and conditions should suit him. There are 8 runners and Jack Quinlan takes the ride. He has been given plenty of time to get over his last run at Market Rasen when he was a good second giving alot of weight to the winner. We were delighted with that run and that was over 2 miles 6 furlongs. His best previous form had been over 2 miles and 2 1/4 miles but now he is getting older we feel he may be suited by further. All his best form has been on a sound surface so the ground will suit him. He is in good form at home so we can see him running another decent race this afternoon.