Tamayuz Magic is invariably up with the pace but finds little when push comes to shove and has been beaten twice off this mark. Emaad had some decent form in maidens last term but appeared to go backwards when sent into handicaps, though in better company than this. Derbyshire makes his handicap debut but his pedigree suggests he'll do better over further while Musical Molly gained her only victory over 5f and she was well beaten when tackling this trip at Pontefract, though the ground was very testing. Petergate is consistent enough but has had enough chances and still looks a few pounds high in the ratings, as he did when chasing home We'll Shake Hands at Carlisle on Monday, while Ice Mayden hasn't been seen since a poor run at Southwell in November. MIGHTY MISSILE will need to have progressed over the winter but there's every chance he will have done so and his best run came on his debut last term so the lack of a recent run shouldn't be a problem - he gets the nod to spring a surprise.
Emaad (USA) 4-1 (8-10) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 7l behind Al Busayyir (9-0) at Beverley 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Apr.
Derbyshire (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) In rear, ridden and some headway 2f out, no impression after, 6th of 9, 11l behind Love Tangle (9-5) at Nottingham 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Nov.
Mighty Missile (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, weakened 3f out, 10th of 14, 31l behind End of Line (9-5) at Doncaster 7f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.
Tamayuz Magic (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, went 3rd over 2f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 16, 4l behind Dutch Lady (8-7) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in May.
Musical Molly (IRE) 22-1 (8-9) Prominent, ridden 3f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 14, 21l behind Firecruise (9-0) at Pontefract 1m 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) hvy in Oct.
Petergate 5-1 (8-9) Close up, effort to chase winner inside final furlong, no impression towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind We'll Shake Hands (9-5) at Carlisle 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Ice Mayden 8-1 (8-11) Chased leaders over 4f, 7th of 9, 16l behind Framed Masterpiece (9-5) at Southwell 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) fbs in Nov.
Wolfwood 25-1 (8-8) Slowly into stride, outpaced towards rear, pushed along and struggling halfway, some headway inside final furlong, never involved, 8th of 12, 7l behind Storyline (9-5) at Redcar 5f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.