CALYPSO MAGIC was campaigned in better company than this last year after winning his maiden. He wasn't disgraced when seventh on his comeback in a hot handicap at Wolverhampton last month and Linda Jewell's charge is fancied to take this. Sunset Kitty was also making a reappearance when third to the in-form Lockantanks here last time with Simayill, Shifting Star and Reachforthebucks further behind. She can go close and makes more appeal than Ocean Legend, whose five course wins have all come over 7f. Perfect Mission won at Wolverhampton last month, but this is much tougher.
Calypso Magic (IRE) 28-1 (8-8) Led, driven over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, 7th of 10, 4l behind Mia's Boy (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (2) pol in Dec.
Sunset Kitty (USA) 16-1 (9-6) Removed hood late and very slowly away, in rear, headway over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd inside final furlong, nearest at finish, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Lockantanks (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Spirit of Xaar (IRE) 40-1 (9-7) Mid-division, pushed along halfway, weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 9l behind Marajaa (9-3) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Shifting Star (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden to lead entering final furlong, headed and no extra close home, 2nd of 9, shd behind Novellen Lad (9-7) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Simayill 11-1 (9-4) Held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 4l behind Lockantanks (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Veroon (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Behind, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, never on terms, 5th of 8, 2 1/4l behind Lockantanks (9-13) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
May's Boy 80-1 (8-3) Held up towards rear, ridden and struggling on outside over 2f out, last of 14, 25l behind Chokurei (9-2) at Nottingham 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Ocean Legend (IRE) 7-2fav (9-2) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd travelling well over 2f out, driven to challenge over 1f out, led narrowly inside final furlong, stayed on to assert towards finish, won at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov beating Tislaam (9-2) by 1 1/4l, 11 ran.
Reachforthebucks 2-1fav (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 11, 7l behind Lockantanks (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
All Right Now 25-1 (9-1) Held up, took keen hold, ridden over 2f out, soon well beaten, hung left over 1f out, last of 13, 9l behind Red Cape (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Perfect Mission 11-4fav (9-3) Led, ridden and headed narrowly inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 6, hd behind Aquarian Spirit (9-7) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.