No world-beaters on show and MEMORY MAGIC is forwarded as the most solid selection. Sir Bruno is in good heart and is respected as a threat, while Ginger Grey and Danzoe also merit respect. Danzoe has been cut some slack by the handicapper and is likely to appreciate this ease in grade. The cliche about top weights in nurseries applies and he will be dangerous to ignore. Ginger Grey makes some appeal from those likely to be available at attractive odds, as the grey already has experience of racing at this course. He does have improvement to find, though and looks risky for win only purposes. Sir Bruno has a race within him and, with David Probert sure to drive him hard in the saddle, he will get the strong handling he needs today. However, Memory Magic has made good progress and goes handicapping on a feasibly attractive mark. Clive Cox's horses are thriving this season and this fellow looks no exception to the rule.
Danzoe (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) In touch, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 12l behind Mister Hughie (8-10) at Newmarket 5f 2yo hcp (4) gf in Aug.
Sir Bruno (FR) 14-1 (9-0) Led after 2f, headed over 3f out, soon hard ridden, weakening when short of room inside final furlong, 4th of 16, 6l behind Averroes (9-0) at Chepstow 1m 2yo mdn (5) gd in Aug.
Memory And Magic (USA) 16-1 (9-0) Tracked leader after 1f, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 4l behind Interlace (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol.
Green Earth (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, onepaced from over 1f out, 6th of 14, 5l behind Pullyourfingerout (9-0) at Leicester 7f 2yo hcp 0-70 (4) gf.
Fire And Stone (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Soon slight lead, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened quickly, 13th of 14, 11l behind Desert Auction (9-6) at Newbury 7f 2yo hcp (4) gs in Aug.
Little Brazilien 7-1 (8-5) Mid-division, pushed along when switched right over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd well inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Pherousa (8-3) at Bath 5f 2yo fll mdn aut (6) gd.
Carnaval Court (IRE) 9-1 (9-6) Chased leaders on outer, ridden and unable to quicken over 2f out, no impression after, 9th of 14, 7l behind Underworld Dandy (9-2) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Ginger Grey (IRE) 6-1 (8-11) Mid-division, trying to close but not clear run from over 1f out until entering final furlong, stayed on, no impression, 5th of 15, 7l behind Fantastic Pick (8-2) at Bath 1m 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Expensive Legacy 33-1 (8-4) In touch, weakened over 2f out, 11th of 13, 10l behind Dromore (8-8) at Salisbury 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Aug.
Dead Womans Pass (IRE) 100-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, ridden 3f out, soon switched left and weakened, 7th of 10, 20l behind Coolminx (8-12) at York 5f 2yo mdn (3) gs.
Lairy (IRE) 9-1 (7-12) Led, hung left after 1f, ridden over 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Dragonessa (8-5) at Lingfield 6f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs.