It's hard to have much confidence in any of these but MERCURY MAGIC went close at Salisbury last time and gets a token vote on that basis. Choral Clan never looked like catching the winner when runner-up at Lingfield in June and Royal Bushida has failed to figure in three subsequent starts since winning here at the start of the year. Dylan's Centenary has been placed in a seller on the Polytrack and was unlucky when his saddle slipped last time. Windy Citi is dropped in class and Dark Reality may do better now handicapping.
Dark Reality (IRE) 9-1 (8-12) Dwelt always in rear, 9th of 11, 21l behind Outlawed (9-3) at Salisbury 7f mdn stks (5) gf in Jun.
Windy Citi 6-1 (8-13) Held up behind, headway on inside over 2f out, soon chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 7l behind Craftsmanship (9-5) at Nottingham 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jun.
Intense Feeling (IRE) 10-1 (7-13) Towards rear, ridden halfway, some headway over 1f out, never a factor, 5th of 8, 7l behind Kodafine (8-2) at Lingfield 6f 3yo clm stks (5) pol in Jun.
Third Strike 7-1 (8-10) Steadied start, took keen hold and held up in rear, struggling in last pair over 2f out, behind and eased over 1f out, 6th of 7, 23l behind Secular Society (9-13) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Mercury Magic 9-2 (9-2) Held up towards rear, headway when carried right over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, every chance inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Eugenic (8-13) at Salisbury 1m 3yo app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.
Choral Clan (IRE) 4-1fav (9-6) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, went 2nd inside final furlong, never reached winner, 2nd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Crafted (9-3) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun.
Dylan's Centenary 11-4fav (8-13) Dwelt and bumped start, chased leaders, saddle slipped and unseated rider over 3f out, in a race won by Eugenic (8-13) at Salisbury 1m 3yo app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun, 11 ran.
Vied (USA) 40-1 (8-6) In touch, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 16l behind Fray (9-6) at Newmarket 1m 3yo fll hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Risk 'n' Reward (IRE) 3-1fav (8-11) Slowly into stride, bumped and rider lost an iron briefly after start, towards rear when hampered on bend approaching final 4f, no chance after, 9th of 12, 8l behind Blue Clumber (8-12) at Lingfield 7f hcp (6) pol in Jul.
Golly Miss Molly 12-1 (8-2) Led 1f, chased leading pair, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 1 3/4l behind Medam (9-8) at Lingfield 7f flls hcp (0-70) (3yo+) (5) pol in Jul.
Royal Bushida 20-1 (8-9) Behind, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, never able to challenge, 4th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Next Stop (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.