MAGIC MERLIN looks good enough to land this seller at the expense of Lady Florence and Blinded Bythelight. The selection ran back to his best after finishing second in a seller at Plumpton last time out. His last win came this time last year off a three pound higher mark so if can reproduce his recent form he is sure to be in the shake up once again. Lady Florence was in the process of running a decent race before unseating her rider at Fakenham last time out. She looks fairly treated on her best form and with luck in running she can enter the frame once again. Blinded Bythelight is dropped into a seller for the first time having caught the eye at Warwick last time out. Although he had no chance with the winner that day he stayed on well to finish second and now dropped in grade he warrants respect. Magic Merlin comes into the race in good order and is fairly treated and looks the percentage call.
King's Majesty (IRE) 17-2 (11-3) In rear, headway 5th to chase leaders, weakened approaching 2 out, 8th of 10, 16l behind Crosby Jemma (11-3) at Huntingdon 2m ldys hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd in Mar.
We're Delighted 25-1 (10-12) In rear, hit 3rd, blundered 5th, hit 3 out and rider lost iron, saddle slipped soon after and ran out next, in a race won by Conquisto (11-3) at Fakenham 2m 4yo mdn stks (4) gd in Mar, 9 ran.
Classical Rhythm (IRE) 10-1 (11-6) Held up mid-division, bad mistake 3 out, soon weakened, blundered and unseated rider last, in a race won by Calzaghe (11-8) at Kempton 2m cond nov hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gs in Nov, 13 ran.
Zizou (IRE) 7-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, weakened after 3 out, modest 5th when fell 2 out, in a race won by Hiddensee (9-11) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Mar, 10 ran.
Knar Mardy 8-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, in rear from 6th, weakened from 8th, 6th of 9, 39l behind Richard The Third (11-5) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Mar.
Magic Merlin 2-1fav (11-1) Held up towards rear, ridden and outpaced after 3 out, kept on to chase wnner after last, held towards finish, 2nd of 6, 1l behind Global Strategy (10-13) at Plumpton 2m sell hcp hdl 0-90 (5) sft in Mar.
Blinded Bythelight (IRE) 15-2 (10-4) Took keen hold, mid-division, headway 3rd, led before next, headed approaching 2 out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 11, 8l behind Nono Le Sage (9-13) at Warwick 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd in Mar.
Silver Prophet (IRE) 17-2 (11-5) Held up in touch, slow and pushed along 4th, soon behind, pulled up last, in a race won by Ban Uisce (11-4) at Folkestone 2m 1f cnd hcp hdl 0-85 (5) sft in Jan, 9 ran.
Lady Florence 8-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, chased leader 6th, joined leader next when bludered and unseated rider, in a race won by Bromhead (11-3) at Fakenham 2m sell hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gd in Mar, 8 ran.
Danse Macabre (IRE) 17-2 (10-11) Held up towards rear, in rear and pushed along after 3rd, soon struggling, tailed off 3 out, 7th of 9, well behind Gamesters Lady (11-10) at Hereford 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gs in Mar.
Mycenean Prince (USA) 7-1 (9-7) Led until after 3rd, weakened approaching 2 out, 5th of 10, 11l behind Crosby Jemma (11-3) at Huntingdon 2m ldys hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd in Mar.
Ionaguru 100-1 (10-4) Pressed leader, lost place 3 out, ridden and weakened next, 5th of 6, 39l behind Santera (11-0) at Bangor 2m 1f mrs clm hdl (4yo+) (4) gs in Mar.