None of these are easily dismissed. Allnecessaryforce will have come on for his return at Doncaster and ran well in Listed company last season, while course winner Red Runaway has a shout stepping up in trip. Mark Johnston complicates matters by running winning debutant Dorfman and booking William Buick for stablemate Blue Wave. But rather than speculate on which one of that pair will come out on top, the vote goes to MAGICAL KINGDOM. Marco Botti's Coolmore-owned colt beat a couple of subsequent winners when scoring over 1m3f here on his introduction in January and is taken to follow up.
Allnecessaryforce (FR) 7-2 (8-10) In touch towards rear, ridden 4f out, headway to chase easy winner approaching 2f out, plugged on, 2nd of 6, 9l behind Mister Impatience (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Mar.
Blue Wave (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd over 8f out until 3f out, soon outpaced lost place and dropped to rear over 2f out, rallied inside final furlong, took well held 3rd close home, 3rd of 5, 6l behind Infinite Magic (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp (4) pol in Feb.
Magical Kingdom (IRE) 4-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on well towards finish, won at Kempton 1m 3f mdn stks (5) pol in Jan beating El Massivo (8-4) by 2 3/4l, 9 ran.
Dorfman 5-1 (8-5) In touch, headway to chase leader over 3f out, ran green and led approaching final furlong, ran on, comfortable, won at Southwell 1m 3f mdn stks (5) fbs in Feb beating Gods Gift (8-5) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Red Runaway 8-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 10, 13l behind Rising Legend (8-13) at Doncaster 1m 2yo hcp (2) gd in Sep.