Magic Millie stood little chance in a conditions race at Kempton on Thursday, but it's still a worry that she finished tailed off and THE HOLYMAN looks a safer option. He showed his appreciation for being stepped up to 1m4f here last time with a victory over the re-opposing Sunset Place and Jo Crowley's colt has scope for further improvement on only his eighth start. Quinsman posted a better effort at Wolverhampton last time and is only 1lb higher than when scoring over C&D, but Sand Skier is proving hard to win with despite always running his race and Cozy Tiger may be better for the outing.
Cozy Tiger (USA) 10-1 (9-1) In touch, ridden 4f out, soon weakened and behind, last of 10, 28l behind Accumulate (8-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.
Sand Skier 8-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders in 3rd and keen, effort over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 3l behind Rocky Rebel (8-12) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Quinsman 7-1 (9-8) Held up, ridden 3f out, headway over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 4l behind Accumulate (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Kavaloti (IRE) 5-1 (9-11) Slowly into stride, held up last, plugged on inside final furlong, never involved, 9th of 11, 9l behind Rasheed (9-6) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Sunset Place 15-2 (9-12) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 6th of 7, 15l behind Steady Gaze (9-5) at Kempton 2m hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
The Holyman (IRE) 7-2 (9-2) Made all, set steady pace, quickened over 2f out, driven over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, unchallenged, won at Lingfield 1m 4f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan beating Sunset Place (9-4) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Magic Millie (IRE) 20-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, weakened over 4f out, tailed off, last of 5, well behind Into Wain (9-2) at Kempton 1m 4f cnd stks (4yo+) (4) pol.
Baharat (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Always behind, 9th of 10, 18l behind Vetvey (9-2) at Beverley 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.