POUVOIR MAGIQUE makes the trek north from Newmarket but it should prove a worthwhile journey. He was beaten less than a length over today’s trip at Sandown on his debut and the winner has subsequently placed in Listed company. Itsalonglongroad travels over from Ireland but will need to step up on last year’s form and Fire Leopard may prove a bigger threat having placed at Redcar last month. The newcomer Anna's Legacy is bred for middle-distances and preferred to stablemate Hugoigo.
Wee Bogus 50-1 (10-0) Behind, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 9th of 11, 9l behind Set In Stone (8-12) at Hamilton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) sft in Jun.
Anna's Legacy Shirocco filly out of Gargoyle Girl.
Hugoigo 40-1 (8-11) In touch, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 8, 15 3/4l behind Ottonian (8-11) at Thirsk 1m 4f mdn stks (5) sft in May.
Itsalonglongroad 15-8fav (9-5) Soon disputed lead, headed over 2f out, weakened and eased inside final furlong, 8th of 9, 16 3/4l behind Countess Guiccioli (9-0) at Listowel 7f mdn Soft - Heavy in Sep.
Pouvoir Magique (FR) 6-1 (9-1) Soon behind, last over 3f out, headway from 2f out, went 3rd and edged right over 1f out, finished well and just failed to get 2nd, 3rd of 13, 3/4l behind Jake's Hill (9-1) at Sandown 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gd in Jun.
Red Star Dancer (IRE) 80-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, one pace and no impression, 8th of 11, 8 1/4l behind Set In Stone (8-12) at Hamilton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) sft in Jun.
Fire Leopard 10-1 (8-11) In touch, headway over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Northwest Frontier (9-2) at Redcar 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gd in Jun.