MAGIC CROSS won a claimer here earlier this year and returned from a couple of months off the track with a good effort over C&D a fortnight ago. He should be spot on now and gets the vote ahead of Eshoog. The latter went close at Wolverhampton on her latest start and should make her presence felt once again. C&D winner Torres Del Paine will have come on for his recent reappearance and could make the frame, while Saucy Buck and Paphos are others to consider.
Mambo Spirit (IRE) 40-1 (9-6) Steadied after start, held up in rear, pushed along over 2f out, never on terms, 8th of 10, 23l behind Red Somerset (9-12) at Kempton 1m clm stks (6) pol in Aug.
Paphos 10-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 1f out and soon every chance until weakened final 100 yards, 5th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Qenaa (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Aug.
Torres Del Paine 15-2 (8-12) Missed break, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 7th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Aldermoor (9-3) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Magic Cross 15-2 (9-4) Held up, headway on inside over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on, no impression, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Golden Compass (8-12) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Super Frank (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Prominent, led over 4f out, headed well over 1f out, weakened final furlong, last of 11, 12l behind Earlsmedic (9-3) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Aug.
Saucy Buck (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Tracked winner, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 1 1/4l behind Deliberation (8-9) at Epsom Downs 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Eshoog (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Led, ridden over 2 lengths ahead 2f out, no extra and headed well inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Valmina (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Abadejo 9-1 (9-7) Steadied start, held up, ridden on outside and struggling 2f out, never a factor, last of 7, 17l behind Albany Rose (9-13) at Windsor 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Rio Royale (IRE) 9-1 (8-11) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 11l behind Bathwick Xaara (9-0) at Goodwood 6f all hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Patch Patch 8-1 (9-6) Led, headed over 3f out, outpaced over 1f out, no impression after, 6th of 8, 5l behind Colourbearer (9-2) at Southwell 5f hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Aug.
Spring Buck (IRE) 25-1 (9-8) Took keen hold, close up, ridden and not quicken 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 12, 12l behind Eclipseoftheheart (8-12) at Kempton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Aug.
Valeo Si Vales (IRE) 9-4 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 6th of 10, 7l behind Dangerous Illusion (8-9) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.