Sir Alex Ferguson may be at the track to see his Magic City and the gelding made the handicapper pay for his leniency with victory at Goodwood on his most recent start, and he is entitled to go close despite a 5lb rise for that success. Kingscroft is surely better than his modest run at Musselburgh suggests but we'll take another chance with SANDY LANE. The four-year-old has been sent off as favourite on each of his three starts for David O'Meara and has won two - the pick being a dead-heat with Baccarat at Ripon. A decent traveller in his races, his early pace might just be enough to see him clear before any dangers arrive at the finish. Gabrial's Gift could be amongst the likely closers and having campaigned over further, the grey seems to have been rejuvenated by the switch to David Simcock. Restaurateur isn't without hope despite having a poor draw to work from.
Magic City (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, soon in mid-division, smooth headway on outside over 2f out, chased leaders 2f out, led over 1f out, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May beating Good Authority (9-5) by 1l, 14 ran.
Balty Boys (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Held up in mid-division, pushed along halfway, not clear run and shuffled back inside final 2f, ridden and kept on again inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 4th of 11, 2 1/4l behind O'Gorman (9-2) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Red Art (IRE) 25-1 (9-6) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 6th of 10, 5l behind Boots And Spurs (9-7) at Warwick 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Sandy Lane (IRE) 11-4fav (9-1) Led, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 4l behind Redvers (9-6) at Haydock 7f hcp 0-90 (3) fm in May.
Snow Bay 4-1fav (9-1) Led and clear with one other, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 8l behind Powerful Presence (9-6) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Restaurateur (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, ridden 2f out, some headway over 1f out, never dangerous, 11th of 15, 10l behind Silvery Moon (9-7) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Kingscroft (IRE) 5-2fav (8-5) Held up in rear, headway to chase leaders over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 10, 7l behind Clockmaker (8-8) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Verse Of Love 16-1 (9-6) Chased leader until well over 1f out, soon ridden, chased leaders until weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 15, 5l behind Al Muheer (8-13) at Chester 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Alejandro (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Chased leaders on outside, pushed along over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 15, 5l behind Al Muheer (8-13) at Chester 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Jungle Bay 6-1 (9-5) Led and raced keenly, ridden and headed over 2f out, chased leader until 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 7l behind Restaurateur (9-6) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Gabrial's Gift (IRE) 11-4fav (9-7) Held up well in rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, soon no impression, 3rd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Askaud (9-8) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.