Haftohaf was sent off odds-on at Wolverhampton in February but was headed at the post. He'll be looking to make amends in this higher grade, but Kickingthelilly has the superior form when beating Loyalty at Lingfield last month and she's preferred. MAGIC CITY is proving hard to win with but only had a couple of starts last season in much better company than this. This should prove more his level and Richard Hannon's charge gets another chance on his return. Music In The Rain has slipped down the weights but didn't show any improvement for it at Doncaster a fortnight ago and the remainder are even harder to fancy in their current form.
Kickingthelilly 25-1 (8-12) Soon struggling in rear, 9th of 10, 8l behind Solar Deity (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f Listed stks (1) pol in Mar.
Greensward 20-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, soon in touch in 5th, ridden 2f out, soon beaten, last of 11, 22l behind Loyalty (9-0) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Magic City (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Went right start, chased leaders far side, ridden over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Gabriel's Lad (8-10) at Ascot 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) sft in Oct.
Chiswick Bey (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Prominent, ridden over 3f out, soon lost place, weakened 2f out, 8th of 9, 5l behind Clear Praise (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Mar.
Music In The Rain (IRE) 13-2 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Personal Touch (9-0) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Mar.
Aerodynamic (IRE) 4-1fav (9-0) Always in rear, struggling from halfway, virtually pulled up, 11th of 12, 44l behind Personal Touch (9-0) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Mar.
President Lincoln (USA) 8-1 (9-6) Went rigth start, prominent, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, 10th of 11, 30l behind Cono Zur (8-10) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-80 (4) fm in May.
Haftohaf 10-11fav (9-7) Chased leaders, went 2nd well over 1f out, led over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, headed post, 2nd of 7, shd behind The Guru Of Gloom (9-1) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.