The step up in trip will suit MAGISTRATE and he is narrowly preferred to Sure Fire and Kinetix. The last-named is likely to be the favourite with an official rating of 71 and some solid efforts in defeat to her name. However she doesn't look one to trust implicitly and if she comes off the bridle then supporters may have cause for concern. Instead then we will take a chance on Magistrate who represents a yard in fair form. He shaped with promise over an extended mile at Wolverhampton last time out and looks likely to improve now tried over this longer trip. French Hollow is another runner who has experience on the bumper scene; he was a distant third at Catterick on his flat debut but cannot be underestimated here with Neil Callan a good jockey booking. Sure Fire started as the 11/10 favourite on his bumper debut at Plumpton last month and had evidently been impressing at home. His performance on the track was not quite so impressive but the drop in trip should suit and he represents very shrewd connections. Starburst has a rating of 57 and has been exposed as modest, whilst Red Hot Desert looks likely to improve further for the slightly longer trip today and he looks a player. Not a race that will take much winning and the vote goes to Magistrate.
Alfies Express 200-1 (9-7) Held up mid-division, weakened final furlong, 8th of 11, 11l behind Naseehah (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Brahms And Mist (FR) 66-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride, weakened 2f out, last of 14, 28l behind Wind Flow (9-11) at Lingfield 1m 4f sell stks (6) pol in Nov '08.
French Hollow 66-1 (9-9) Slowly away in rear, pushed along and good headway from over 3f out, kept on to take moderate 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 17l behind Bruton Street (9-3) at Catterick 1m 4f mdn stks (5) sft.
Magistrate (IRE) 66-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, weakened well over 1f out, 7th of 13, 7l behind At Wits End (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Sure Fire (GER) 11-10fav (11-0) In touch, pushed along over 5f out, outpaced over 3f out, stayed on one pace final furlong, 5th of 8, 9l behind Pro Pell (11-0) at Plumpton 2m 2f mdn NH flat (6) gf in Oct.
Starburst 16-1 (8-9) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, ridden 3f out, stayed on inside final furlong but never going pace to threaten leaders, 5th of 12, 11l behind Spensley (8-9) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct.
Supplementary (IRE) 100-1 (8-11) Took keen hold in mid-division, some headway on outside 4f out, ran wide on home turn and soon behind, last of 13, 23l behind King's Salute (9-3) at Kempton 1m 3f mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Dance Gdansk (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) Held up, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 12, 24l behind Buckie Boy (9-3) at Kempton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Sep.
Red Hot Desert 66-1 (9-3) Mid-division, pushed along 3f out, hard driven and one pace over 1f out, weakened after, 9th of 13, 10l behind King's Salute (9-3) at Kempton 1m 3f mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Kinetix 3-1 (8-12) Chased winner, hung left to stand rail inside final 3f, lost 2nd 2f out, soon no impression, just held on for 3rd, 3rd of 9, 8l behind Samaaha (8-12) at Kempton 1m 4f sks (4) pol in Sep.
Stardust Memories (UAE) 250-1 (8-12) Always in rear, 12th of 15, 36l behind Black Eagle (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.