AFRICAN DREAM is John Gosden’s only runner on this evening’s card. She’s by Oasis Dream out of a Group 3 winner and a half-sister to two winners. Though she will probably improve for the experience, it will be a surprise if she’s not in the firing-line. True Believer led until approaching the final furlong when third at Wolverhampton and looks a danger. Magnificia makes her all-weather debut but found only one too good at Yarmouth in July and Arriviste improved when third over course and distance just under two weeks ago.
African Dream Oasis Dream filly out of Alsindi.
Amarsanaa 25-1 (9-0) Pressed leader, ridden and unable to quicken over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 12, 4 1/4l behind Queen Of All (9-0) at Kempton 7f fll stks (6) pol in Nov.
Arriviste 14-1 (9-0) Pulled hard towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on well under pressure, 3rd of 10, 3 3/4l behind Great Ambassador (9-5) at Chelmsford City 7f stks (3) pol in Nov.
Fantasy Lover (IRE) Due Diligence filly out of Jollification.
Kingmans Spirit (IRE) 28-1 (8-11) Led, headed 5f out, ridden 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 7th of 12, 3 1/4l behind Waddat (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f stks (5) pol in Nov.
Magnificia (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, switched to stands side over 4f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on to go 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 6l behind Ikigai (8-7) at Yarmouth 7f stks (6) gf in Jul.
Muritz 66-1 (9-0) Soon outpaced and behind, ridden over 1f out, no impression until late headway and stayed on well inside final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 13, 2 1/4l behind King Ragnar (9-5) at Newcastle 6f stks (5) pol in Nov.
Tamao 25-1 (9-0) Started slowly, in rear, switched left over 1f out, never dangerous, 7th of 11, 10 1/4l behind Noble Dawn (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f fll stks (5) pol in Dec.
True Believer (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 11, 3l behind Noble Dawn (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f fll stks (5) pol in Dec.
Trouser The Cash (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Virtually refused to race, always well behind, last of 9, 31 1/4l behind Battle Of Liege (9-2) at Chelmsford City 7f stks (5) pol in Nov.