Henry Candy's NORTH CAPE has shown improved form in his last two outings and looks worth backing to resume winning ways having been raised just 3lb for his narrow defeat behind Topolski in a similar contest over course and distance last month. Neil King's Chain Of Events has been running similarly well to the selection but is probably better over slightly shorter, while Willie Muir's Resplendent Light was fairly well held when second in a weaker race than this at Brighton. Jim Boyle's Rowan Tiger has harshly gone up 5lb for his win at Ffos Las last month and of more interest may be John Dunlop's Munsarim, who steps up in trip today and that may bring about improvement.
Magicalmysterytour (IRE) 16-1 (9-9) Held up and behind, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not able to reach leaders, 5th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Spirit Is Needed (10-0) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Granny McPhee 5-1 (9-10) Slowly into stride, towards rear of mid-division, outpaced when hampered over 2f out, never able to challenge, 7th of 13, 13l behind Dubai Bounty (8-9) at Chester 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Resplendent Light 10-1 (9-10) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd over 2f out, every chance when struck on head by rivals whip 1f out, soon outpaced by winner, kept on well for 2nd, 2nd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Hawaana (9-5) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
North Cape (USA) 13-2 (8-9) Soon led, clear 8f out, ridden over 2f out, headed well inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Topolski (9-8) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
Rowan Tiger 15-8fav (9-5) Made all, ridden and strongly pressed from over 1f out, stayed on gamely under pressure inside final furlong and on top final 100 yards, won at Ffos Las 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Jul beating Gandalf (8-9) by nk, 5 ran.
Pool Of Knowledge (FR) 25-1 (9-10) In rear, ridden over 2f out, never nearer, 8th of 10, 6l behind Absinthe (9-13) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Munsarim (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Led, quickened pace over 2f out, headed inside final 2f, weakened final furlong, 5th of 7, 5l behind Cumulus Nimbus (9-4) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Chain Of Events 10-1 (7-10) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Critical Path (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.