A further 6lb rise may well anchor Ebony Roc having scored by only a nose at Kempton last month. Perfect Calm improved for the step up to today's trip at Newcastle and should be thereabouts though both Jacobella and Chocolate Block are less consistent and harder to fancy. Strategic Strike will need to improve on his earlier modest efforts over 1m4f, but MAGIKA gets the trip well enough and it could be her turn today with a repeat of her third at Newmarket back in June. Landau looks best of the rest dropping down a grade.
King's Request (IRE) 11-2 (8-11) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 7f out, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 11, 22l behind Hawk High (8-11) at Catterick 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gs in May.
Anjuna Beach (USA) 14-1 (8-12) Slowly away, in rear and keen, weakened over 3f out, last of 8, 24l behind Rhombus (9-1) at Goodwood 1m 2f 3yo app hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Magika 5-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders in 4th, headway to lead over 5f out, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 4l behind Prospera (9-1) at Kempton 1m 4f flls hcp (0-70) (3yo+) (5) pol in Aug.
Ebony Roc (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) In touch, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, hard ridden when challenged inside final furlong, just held on, won at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Sep beating The Wizard Of Aus (9-6) by ns, 12 ran.
Landau (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 12, 5l behind Sweet Deal (9-3) at Goodwood 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep.
Silk Route 8-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on to take 4th towards finish, 4th of 11, 7l behind Halling's Treasure (9-2) at Kempton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Sep.
Perfect Calm (USA) 18-1 (8-13) Held up in rear in touch, headway over 2f out, ridden and no impression over 1f out, 5th of 6, 2 3/4l behind Vicky Valentine (8-4) at Newcastle 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Sep.
Star Of Namibia (IRE) (9-1) 8th of 14, 17l behind Monastrella (8-8) at Longchamp(FR) 1m 4f 3yo clm sft in Sep.
Jacobella 20-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, behind, pushed along towards rear 3f out, never a factor, 9th of 12, 7l behind Runninglikethewind (9-6) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Sep.
Chocolate Block (IRE) 3-1fav (8-9) Tracked leader, under pressure over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 14l behind Hi Note (9-13) at Newbury 1m 4f ladys hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Mistral Wind (IRE) 3-1 (9-0) On touch on outside, ridden over 3f out, no impression final 2f, 4th of 6, 15l behind Mister Fizz (9-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Strategic Strike (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden over 2f out, soon one pace, 4th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Lybica (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Red Four 14-1 (9-3) In touch, pushed along and outpaced halfway, some headway and ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 10l behind Zero Game (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f fll hcp (5) pol in May.
Miss Mitigate 6-1 (8-4) Slowly into stride, mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 8, 13l behind Duchess Of Gazeley (8-8) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul.