Aryizad has been beaten a long way on both starts but Magic Skyline showed massive improvement on her opening efforts to chase home the long odds-on I Say here last month. That winner has been beaten since but her stablemate, HEROINE REQUIRED, looks the one to be on here. She started really well with a close third on heavy ground at York then wasn't beaten far when stepped up to 1m2f at Ripon. She then took a step too far when sent into Listed company over 1m3f at Lingfield and was well beaten. This is a significant drop in grade and trip so unless the Mark Johnston newcomer Nightster, who is the second foal of a mare from a brilliant French family, is something special, then William Haggas' filly should gain her first success.
Aryizad (IRE) 50-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 10f out, ridden over 4f out, hung left 3f out, soon weakened, 3rd of 4, 15l behind Battalion (9-3) at Ripon 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gs.
Nightster (IRE) Raven's Pass colt out of Ama.
Heroine Required (FR) 7-1 (8-12) Led 3f, chased leaders, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 7, 22l behind Secret Gesture (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 3f 3yo lst fll (1) gd in May.
Magic Skyline (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Chased leader, raced stand side from over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on, 2nd of 8, 1l behind I Say (9-0) at Carlisle 1m 1f mdn stks (5) sft in Jul.