Having won with authority at Leicester a fortnight ago TRULY MAGIC takes the eye as a better option than Queen's Hawk and Pintura. The last named was a tad below par at Goodwood 16 days ago and needs to bounce back to form. However, that may simply have been a blip and he is no forlorn hope in this company. Placepot punters could do worse when drawing up the shortlist. Queen's Hawk also makes appeal on the pick of this season¿s efforts - especially now the handicapper has started to take a more lenient stance with him. Firm ground will be a big help and he can go close. However, Truly Magic relished the return to seven furlongs last time out and, with his confidence on a high; this appears to be a reasonable chance for him to follow up.
Decree Absolute (USA) 14-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, soon weakened, last of 14, 16l behind Desert Auction (9-6) at Newbury 7f 2yo hcp (4) gs in Aug.
Pintura 9-4fav (8-8) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 6l behind Astonishment (9-2) at Goodwood 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Greek Key (IRE) 7-2 (9-2) Mid-division on outside, raced keenly, headway over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 8, 5l behind Ice Cool Lady (9-4) at Lingfield 7f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Queen's Hawk 25-1 (9-4) In touch, ran wide on bend well over 4f out, led 2f out, soon headed and edged left, weakened well inside final furlong, 6th of 15, 7l behind Fantastic Pick (8-2) at Bath 1m 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Rosiliant (IRE) 66-1 (8-12) Close up, outpaced 2f out, ridden and kept on final furlong, 7th of 13, 3l behind Bathwick Gold (9-3) at Leicester 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.
Red Eddie 50-1 (9-3) Held up, pushed along and one pace final 2f, 6th of 11, 9l behind Hunting Tartan (9-3) at Chepstow 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Truly Magic 40-1 (8-6) In rear, pushed along halfway, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on to lead inside final furlong, won at Leicester 7f 2yo hcp 0-70 (4) gf beating Looks Like Slim (8-7) by 2 1/2l, 13 ran.
Hellenio 11-1 (9-6) Took keen hold early, tracked leaders on inner, driven 2f out, weakened approaching final 1f, 7th of 14, 6l behind Underworld Dandy (9-2) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Creevy (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Held up, ridden and weakened 2f out, 9th of 13, 11l behind Truly Magic (8-6) at Leicester 7f 2yo hcp 0-70 (4) gf.
Gulf Punch 40-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 17, 11l behind Fantastic Pick (9-5) at Redcar 1m 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.