Filfil looks to have been overestimated judged on his efforts in handicaps so far and it remains to be seen if Al Udeid is fairly rated having won a maiden over 6f here last month. MYSTICAL MAN hasn't raced since scoring at Pontefract in July but he had four subsequent winners behind on that occasion and James Tate's charge is taken to make a winning start to his career in handicaps. The remainder have plenty to find and make little appeal with possibly Secret Symphony, well behind the selection earlier, coming out best of them.
Mystical Man 16-1 (9-2) Made all, pushed along and clear over 1f out, wandered a little inside final furlong, driven out, won at Pontefract 6f 2yo mdn aut (4) gs in Jul beating Laudate Dominum (8-4) by 1l, 14 ran.
Al Udeid (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Soon led, pushed clear 2f out, ran on well, ridden out, unchallenged, won at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct beating Star of Rohm (9-3) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Filfil (USA) 3-1 (9-5) Pulled hard in rear, headway under pressure over 1f out, stayed on well, never troubled leaders, 3rd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Cat O'Mountain (9-7) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Secret Symphony 25-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, behind, headway on inside over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 8, 4l behind Avec Rose (9-1) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Makinson Lane (IRE) 50-1 (8-7) Slowly away in rear, never a factor, 6th of 8, 11l behind Daaree (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Oct.
Mickstathetricksta 33-1 (8-3) Tracked leaders, ridden and lost place over 3f out, well beaten over 2f out, 8th of 10, 14l behind Code Of Honor (9-7) at Doncaster 7f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Oct.