A multiple winner over track and trip, Sir Boss is back on a winning mark and is not easily dismissed. But MAGIKA is worth sticking with as she arrives in better form having scored a shade cosily at Windsor last month. Yul Finegold is not without a chance making her debut on the Polytrack and Mick Duggan has claims on an earlier third at Kempton. Incendo and Singzak are previous course and distance winners but both arrive out of sorts and dual Polytrack winner Waving makes more appeal as he returns to the all-weather.
Sir Boss (IRE) 33-1 (8-10) Close up, ridden over 2f out, keeping on inside final furlong when rider dropped whip, 4th of 10, 7l behind Azrag (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Incendo 5-2 (9-6) In touch, ridden and headway over 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 6, 6l behind Honoured (9-0) at Southwell 1m 3f clm stks (6) fbs.
Knockgraffon Lad (USA) 6-1 (9-2) Rear of mid-division, headway into 8th 2f out, ridden in 7th and no impression 1f out, kept on one pace, 9th of 14, 6l behind Six Silver Lane (9-10) at Dundalk 1m hcp 50-80 pol in May '12.
Singzak 33-1 (10-11) Towards rear, headway over 4f out to chase leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 13th of 18, 37l behind Dark Ruler (10-5) at Doncaster 1m 2f am hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Venutius 25-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, kept on same pace final 2f, 5th of 10, 12l behind Asgardella (8-10) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct.
Waving 5-1 (9-7) Prominent, went 2nd over 6f out until ridden over 3f out, beaten over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 11l behind Cabuchon (8-10) at Ffos Las 1m 4f hcp 0-55 (6) gf in Sep.
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.
Yul Finegold (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 8l behind Ikhtisas (9-5) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.