Magika is upped in class off a higher mark having scored in soft ground at Windsor in October. Knockgraffon Lad also won a lower grade contest when successful here last month but was beaten off today's mark subsequently. ALL THE WINDS failed to last home over 2m on his latest start but had won over track and trip before that and Shaun Lycett's charge makes more appeal than Next Edition. The latter has claims on his best form but was tailed off here on his latest start. Mica Mika is another with a shout if at his best but Back Burner steps up in trip on his first start for a new yard.
Mica Mika (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Mid-division, outpaced 3f out, soon ridden and no impression, weakened final furlong, 12th of 14, 14l behind Eagle Rock (8-2) at York 2m hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Back Burner (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, 5th 1 1/2f out, under pressure in 4th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Sretaw (7-11) at Curragh 1m App hcp gd in Oct.
Next Edition (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Held up, not much room on inside and pushed along over 7f out, pushed along again halfway, losing place when not much room on inside over 3f out, lost touch and eased final 2f, tailed off, last of 8, 39l behind Come On Blue Chip (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Nov.
All The Winds (GER) 11-2 (9-8) Slowly away in touch in rear, headway 4f out, ridden and kept same pace final 2f, 4th of 6, 9l behind Layline (9-2) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp (4) pol in Nov.
Lexington Bay (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, lost place 9f out, ridden and well beaten over 2f out, 11th of 12, 7l behind Shavansky (8-10) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Nov.
Knockgraffon Lad (USA) 5-1 (9-7) Slowly away, held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on to go 2nd close home, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Mallory Heights (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Magika 7-2fav (9-6) In touch in mid-division, closed over 4f out, led over 2f out, ridden and clear over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Windsor 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct beating Mistral Wind (9-1) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.