CHILLEDTOTHEBONE won his maiden over C&D in September and will have come on for his recent reappearance at Musselburgh. Kieren Fallon keeps the winning partnership intact and Linda Stubbs' gelding looks the one to beat. Brave Battle can improve on his recent fifth place with an apprentice easing his burden and first-time blinkers applied, while Magic Cross has claims back in this grade after winning a nursery at Wolverhampton in December. Reachtothestars and Magical Star look up against it on today's terms however.
Brave Battle 10-1 (9-9) Chased leading pair, went 2nd 4f out, ridden well over 1f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 6l behind Eternal Youth (8-11) at Kempton 6f 3yo clm stks (6) pol.
Chilledtothebone 9-1 (9-7) Mid-division on inside, pushed along halfway, weakened 2f out, 6th of 10, 11l behind Las Verglas Star (9-7) at Musselburgh 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Magic Cross 7-4fav (8-10) Dwelt, soon pushed along to chase leaders on inside, headway to 2nd when clipped heels and stumbled well over 1f out, soon recovered and led 1f out, ran on well, driven out, won at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Dec beating Shutterbug (8-10) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Reachtothestars (USA) 9-2 (9-5) Led and keen, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on, 2nd of 11, 2l behind Rhal (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Magical Star 5-1 (8-7) In touch in rear, ridden 2f out, not troubled leaders, 3rd of 4, 5l behind Novabridge (9-4) at Folkestone 5f 3yo sll (6) gf.