MAGIC CITY was third in last week's Betfred Mile at Goodwood and is only a couple of pounds higher. He's probably best at the Sussex track but has also won at Epsom and Newbury and looks a good ride for Tom Queally. Richard Hughes normally partners the selection but has been drawn to take the ride here on Richard Fahey's Ingleby Angel. His latest second at Ayr puts him on the picture, though he was behind Navajo Chief at York in May. The latter disappointed next time on the Knavesmire, however, and more interesting is Dark Emerald who ran a back-to-form Heavy Metal to half-a-length at Haydock after winning at Newmarket. Don't Call Me hinted at a revival here last time and is another to consider, though he's closely matched with Hit The Jackpot. Tenor could struggle to win on Turf off his current mark.
Tenor (IRE) 15-2 (9-5) Soon led, driven over 2f out, headed and ridden inside final 2f, kept on, well held in clear 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Custom Cut (9-9) at Pontefract 1m Listed stks (1) gf in Jul.
Two For Two (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Behind, headway on inside 2f out, not clear run on rail and switched left over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 9th of 17, 2l behind Red Avenger (8-13) at Goodwood 1m hcp (2) gf.
Energia Flavio (BRZ) (9-0) 8th of 12, 14l behind Avenger Of Light (9-0) at Gavea(BRZ) 1m 2f Grp 1 (1) sft in Oct.
Navajo Chief 11-1 (10-0) Soon steadied into mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, lost place over 2f out, eased, last of 18, 38l behind Bronze Angel (9-8) at York 1m hcp 105 (2) gf in Jul.
Magic City (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, finshed well into 3rd final strides, not quite get there, 3rd of 17, 1/2l behind Red Avenger (8-13) at Goodwood 1m hcp (2) gf.
Ingleby Angel (IRE) 7-1 (10-0) Steadied start towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway approaching final furlong, pressed winner inside final furlong, not quicken near finish, 2nd of 9, nk behind Muharrer (9-3) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Jul.
Dark Emerald (IRE) 5-2fav (9-6) Tracked leader, pushed along and led narrowly over 1f out, headed near finish, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Heavy Metal (9-5) at Haydock 7f hcp 105 (2) gs in Jul.
Bancnuanaheireann (IRE) 20-1 (9-9) Towards rear, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 8th of 14, 7l behind Mighty Yar (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-105 (2) gf in May.
Hit The Jackpot (IRE) 11-2 (9-12) Took keen hold, tracked leading pair, went 2nd 7f out, led 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Forgotten Hero (9-6) at Ascot 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Jul.
Don't Call Me (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Held up in touch in mid-division, headway over 2f out, carried right 2f out, ridden chasing leaders over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, not quite going pace to challenge, 5th of 29, 2l behind Heavy Metal (8-9) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gd in Jul.
Born To Surprise 12-1 (10-7) Steadied start, held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, not clear run and switched right inside final furlong, went 2nd final 100 yards, strong challenge near finish, just failed, 2nd of 13, shd behind See The Storm (9-9) at Ascot 7f ladys hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.
Homage (IRE) 7-4fav (9-13) Took keen hold, held up in 5th, pushed along over 2f out, dream run on near side rail into 2nd over 1f out, led 1f out, soon pushed clear, easily, won at Windsor 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jun beating Lord Ofthe Shadows (9-7) by 2 1/2l, 7 ran.
Luhaif 20-1 (9-10) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 8l behind Mime Dance (8-11) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd.