Only seven take to the track for this handicap, that brings an end to proceedings here and preference is for ISLAND CHIEF; Mohawk Ridge and Magical Destiny also make the shortlist. The selection is clearly in great heart of late, making the minors at the last four attempts including a win here just four starts ago. That was his first and only success to date but he continues to perform with credit and another win here would not surprise. Mohawk Ridge, who ran well to finish second from a poor draw two starts ago, again ran with credit last time finishing third in a Hamilton handicap. He is hitting some of his best career form lately and should make the frame here. Magical Destiny makes his handicap and turf debut here after three spins on the all-weather. He clearly has ability and market confidence would be significant.
Magical Destiny (IRE) 7-4fav (8-9) Tracked leaders, pushed along halfway, short lived effort 2f out, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Clippity Clop (8-9) at Southwell 1m mdn stks (5) fbs in Mar.
Island Chief 11-4fav (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, soon every chance until held near finish, 2nd of 5, hd behind Rising Kheleyf (9-7) at Carlisle 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Mohawk Ridge 5-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 2 1/4l behind Kiama Bay (8-9) at Hamilton 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
Acclaben (IRE) 9-1 (8-5) In touch, driven 3f out, kept on under pressure final 2f, no impression, 5th of 8, 6l behind Betteras Bertie (9-4) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Amazing Blue Sky 8-1 (8-3) Tracked leader, ridden to lead entering final 3f, headed 1f out, driven and rallied towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Kaloni (9-5) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Artesium 10-1 (8-9) Led, headed over 2f out, soon ridden no impression, 11th of 13, 18l behind Carter (8-12) at Chester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Hawkeyethenoo (IRE) 17-2 (8-4) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on from over 1f out, 5th of 13, 7l behind Kiama Bay (8-9) at Hamilton 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.