The waiting tactics were overdone when MAGOG was beaten by Salutation at Nottingham on his reappearance in May. The winner is a useful sort and, as Roger Charlton's gelding still has plenty of scope, he can recoup losses here. Ardingly was soon in trouble on his handicap debut at Leicester and looks to be on a stiff mark so the danger may be Aneedh, who was third when tackling this trip for the first time at Doncaster. The Scuttler may have stamina issues while Happy Families hasn't shown enough to suggest she can get involved.
Ardingly (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Dwelt pushed along to soon track leader, ridden 3f out, weakened final furlong, last of 5, 18l behind Nemushka (9-7) at Leicester 1m 2f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Magog 13-8 (9-1) Held up 4th and last in touch, headway on outside over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to take narrow 2nd inside final furlong, not reached winner, 2nd of 4, 1 3/4l behind Salutation (9-2) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gs in May.
Aneedh : 4-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out until inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Ikhtisas (9-5) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Happy Families 100-1 (8-9) Took keen hold, chased leader 3f, handy, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 6l behind Sunbula (8-9) at Warwick 1m 3f mdn stks (5) gf in Jul
The Scuttler (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, held up in touch in 5th, ridden and unable to quicken 2f out, no impression over 1f out, 6th of 9, 5l behind Soaring Spirits (9-7) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.