George Margarson has his string red hot at present and that, coupled with his gelding's love of this track, means that we give the vote to MAGICAL SPEEDFIT. The five-year-old has enjoyed four of his five career wins over this course and distance. Although he has never won from a mark this high he has twice done so from 3lbs lower and with things going so well he may be able to bridge the gap. Matterofact races over her optimum trip, is in cracking form, and will appreciate a 2lb drop today, so she looks a live danger. Fast ground suits Danny's Choice, who will do better now the handicapper has begun to relent, while Triple Dream is also back on a winning mark and is respected. (Jonathan Doidge)
Rocker 16-1 (9-2) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, soon weakened, 5th of 10, 5l behind Tagula Night (9-2) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Matterofact (IRE) 15-2 (9-8) Chased leader, ridden 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Zowington (8-11) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Danny's Choice 25-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 17, 6l behind Kuanyao (9-7) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Magical Speedfit (IRE) 14-1 (8-0) In rear, headway over 1f out, ridden and ran on to lead post, won at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs beating Solemn (9-2) by shd, 10 ran.
Triple Dream 14-1 (8-8) Prominent, ridden and hung left well over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, held close home, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Drawnfromthepast (9-4) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Even Bolder 12-1 (8-13) Soon close up from wide draw, led halfway, ridden 2f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Zowington (8-11) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Make My Dream 11-1 (9-3) In touch, outpaced after 2f, ridden halfway, rallied inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 3l behind Zowington (8-11) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Ajjaadd (USA) 25-1 (8-7) In touch, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 10th of 17, 5l behind Hazelrigg (8-9) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Maryolini 25-1 (8-4) Towards rear, effort when short of room over 1f out, not trouble leaders, 8th of 14, 6l behind Zowington (8-11) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Tamarind Hill (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) With leaders, ridden and outpaced when switched left over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 7th of 12, 6l behind Sandwith (8-7) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.