Azrael has been threatening to get his head in front this year and ran well again at Doncaster last time with L'Ami Louis and Ginger Ted behind. Ertikaan is usually thereabouts at this level and Kylladdie comes out just the better of Head Space on collateral form behind the in-form Italian Tom. Magic Secret won on his racecourse debut at Redcar in October by the proverbisl country mile and could be anything but another chance is given to GANAS. He was sent off a well-backed favourite for his reappearance at Kempton but lost all chance when his saddle slipped and should be bang there at the finish with normal luck in-running.
Ertikaan 11-2 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge when hung left from over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Mayoman (9-3) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Ganas (IRE) 9-4fav (9-7) Pulled hard saddle slipped soon after start, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, rider removed feet from irons towards finish, last of 12, 13l behind Sulis Minerva (8-11) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Azrael 16-1 (8-12) Chased leaders stand side, effort when groups merged over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on final furlong, 4th of 20, 1 1/4l behind Farlow (9-0) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gs.
Barney McGrew (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Mid-division on stands rail, not clear run inside final 2f, outpaced over 1f out, never able to challenge, 9th of 12, 6l behind Arganil (9-5) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gs.
Ginger Ted (IRE) 28-1 (9-2) Chased leaders centre, lost place when groups merged over 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 20, 19l behind Farlow (9-0) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gs.
Mac Gille Eoin 40-1 (8-7) With leader, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 13th of 15, 16l behind Palace Moon (9-7) at Newbury 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gs.
L'ami Louis (IRE) 11-1 (9-0) Led overall stand side, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 8th of 20, 1 3/4l behind Farlow (9-0) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gs.
Corporal Maddox 8-1 (9-6) Dwelt towards rear, headway halfway, switched right over 1f out, soon went 3rd, ridden and weakened final furlong, 6th of 13, 14l behind Viva Ronaldo (9-6) at Chester 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Fred Willetts (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, soon behind, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 12, 16l behind Arganil (9-5) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gs.
King Of Eden (IRE) 50-1 (8-2) Mid-division far side, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, never on terms, 17th of 24, 7l behind Maarek (9-8) at Newmarket 6f hcp (2) gs.
Jarrow (IRE) 20-1 (7-9) Raced keenly, tracked leaders stand side, effort when carried left over 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 11th of 24, 5l behind Maarek (9-8) at Newmarket 6f hcp (2) gs.
Yurituni 33-1 (9-4) Went left start, with leader, ridden and effort over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, last of 6, 6l behind Haamaat (9-5) at Kempton 6f fll hcp (4) pol.
Able Master (IRE) 9-1 (9-6) Reared start and rider unable to remove blind, badly left, tailed off throughout, last of 18, 37l behind Italian Tom (9-0) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Head Space (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Towards rear, ridden and headway entering final furlong, ran on, not reached leaders, 6th of 18, 2 1/2l behind Italian Tom (9-0) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Kylladdie 15-2 (9-4) Chased leaders, edged right and outpaced 2f out, stayed on again inside final furlong, no threat, 4th of 12, 2l behind Italian Tom (8-7) at Ascot 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Magic Secret 9-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride and green early stages, good headway between horses 4f out, led halfway, pushed well clear final furlong, eased closing stages, very easily, won at Redcar 6f mdn stks (5) sft in Oct beating Bailadeira (8-9) by 11l, 9 ran.
Who's Shirl 14-1 (9-9) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 2f out, one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Count Bertoni (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.