In a wide open handicap full of on form runners the selection lands with the improving MAGALING ahead of hat-trick seeking Ezdeyaad and last time out winner Harriet's Girl. The pick has improved in a couple of runs this season since returning from 11 months out. He wasn't beaten far in a better race at York last time and the booking of Graham Gibbons suggests connections are hopeful of a big run from a fair mark. Ezdeyaad was a game winner when completing the two timer last time. He loves this track but has it to prove off a career high mark but any money for him would be interesting. Harriet's Girl capped a progressive run of form with a score at Pontefract on her last start. The assessor hasn't been too harsh so she should show up in the mix. Red Somerset was a winner last time, however, that was in a claimer and this will be tougher while Riqaab is a stable-mate of the pick and should improve after his reappearance run. A tricky puzzle to solve this but Magaling can improve again to score.
Ezdeyaad (USA) 7-1 (9-7) Made all, clear over 4f out, ridden and stayed on gamely final furlong, won at Haydock 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd beating Happy Anniversary (9-3) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.
Billy Dane (IRE) 13-2 (9-0) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Charlie Cool (8-9) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gd in May.
Magaling (IRE) 66-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, behind, switched left halfway, soon driven and headway, stayed on well inside final furlong, never troubled leaders, 3rd of 16, 5l behind Day Of The Eagle (9-1) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Red Somerset (USA) 5-4fav (9-3) Dwelt, pushed along to soon be intouch, headway to lead over 1f out, ridden clear, comfortable, won at Kempton 1m clm stks (6) pol in Apr beating Dichoh (9-3) by 4l, 9 ran.
Moheebb (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, joined leader 4f out until ridden over 1f out, 9th of 12, 19l behind Itlaaq (9-5) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Sunnyside Tom (IRE) 33-1 (8-8) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra, 8th of 14, 6l behind Tartan Gigha (9-10) at Epsom Downs 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gd.
Observatory Star (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Held up in rear, ridden and switched left 2f out, headway over 1f out, never in contention, 5th of 12, 9l behind Kiwi Bay (9-5) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Harriet's Girl 9-2 (9-2) Soon close up, headway on outside 2f out, chased leader over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on gamely, won at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May beating Chief Red Cloud (8-12) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Ginger Jack 15-8fav (9-9) Led 1f, tracked leader, ridden and ever chance 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Fontley (9-8) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Much Acclaimed (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) Took keen hold, chased leaders until over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 6, 8l behind Azlak (8-11) at Pontefract 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Riqaab (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Always in rear, last of 11, 44l behind Ezdeyaad (9-7) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd.