Caramack should have won before now and we've run out of patience with Richard Hannon's gelding as his latest fourth in a handicap at Leicester was a backward step. MAGISTRAL was slowly away on debut at Nottingham and then met trouble in-running. But he stayed on strongly once finding daylight and that experience will stand him in good stead today. The Gosden colt is preferred to Quest For More, who showed promise in the autumn, and Severiano with the latter having a bit to prove having run no sort of race when fancied at Newcastle in April.
Calon Lad (IRE) Redback gelding out of Flames.
Caramack 6-1 (9-3) Mid-division, under pressure halfway, soon weakened, 4th of 11, 11l behind Askaud (9-8) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Commissioned (IRE) Authorized gelding out of Zelda.
Magistral 16-1 (9-0) Dwelt, held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, kept on final furlong, just held for 2nd near finish, 3rd of 14, 5l behind Morpheus (9-0) at Nottingham 1m mdn stks (5) sft in Jun.
Quest For More (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, effort on inside 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, no impression in 4th final furlong, 4th of 10, 3l behind Horsted Keynes (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Severiano (USA) 11-4 (9-0) Went left start, headway over 5f out, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and lost place over 2f out, well beaten over 1f out, last of 11, 28l behind Big Johnny D (10-0) at Newcastle 7f mdn stks (5) gd in Apr.
Feather Dancer 40-1 (9-0) Dwelt and hampered start, soon ridden along and behind, last of 8, 42l behind Anna's Pearl (9-5) at Goodwood 1m 3yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.