Goodison Park has not shown any sweet performances so far, but the trip may suit Magic Millie and appearing for a first time in a handicap we side with HONOURED. Sir Mark Prescott often finds the right debut handicap races for his horses and this looks like it could be another special effort. Honoured has shown little so far in maidens but stepped up in trip and entering handicap company for the first time could signal a first victory is on the cards here. Magic Millie should appreciate the trip given her pedigree but has somewhat disappointed in handicaps so far this year with a best effort possibly being shown at Nottingham when runner up over this sort of distance. Goodison Park may have more to offer but does not inspire us to choose her today. This is a relatively weak final race on the card which we think could go the way of Honoured.
Smarty Sam (USA) 18-1 (9-2) Mainly in rear, 9th of 15, 7l behind Sailorman (9-2) at Thirsk 7f mdn stks (5) gf in May.
Goodison Park 20-1 (9-3) Tracked leader and keen, ridden and outpaced over 3f out, edged right over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 7l behind Bona Fortuna (9-10) at Hamilton 1m 3f 3yo app hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Welcome Bounty 66-1 (8-11) Soon tracked leader, lost place over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened 2f out, beaten when eased final furlong, last of 15, 44l behind Cross Key (9-1) at Hamilton 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Magic Millie (IRE) 7-2fav (8-6) Tracked leaders, ridden and headway over 2f out, challenged and every chance when carried right from 1f out, kept on same pace, no extra towards finish, 5th of 11, 4l behind Hathaway (8-8) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Honoured (IRE) 100-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, pushed along halfway, weakened 3f out, 10th of 12, 19l behind Whistleinthewind (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Barastar 20-1 (8-6) Held up in rear, ridden over 3f out, edged left well over 1f out, headway when not clear run inside final furlong, never dangerous, 9th of 14, 7l behind Valantino Oyster (8-0) at Redcar 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-55 (6) gd.
Emeralds Spirit (IRE) 13-2 (8-5) Very slowly away, in rear, effort over 3f out, soon ridden, no impression, 10th of 14, 8l behind Valantino Oyster (8-0) at Redcar 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-55 (6) gd.
Light The City (IRE) 33-1 (8-0) Mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, never on terms, 11th of 14, 12l behind Valantino Oyster (8-0) at Redcar 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-55 (6) gd.