Magique will have her supporters after only failing by a head at Kempton last time. She'll go close off the same mark today but AZMA is preferred. The top weight scored over track and trip at this level before beaten in a Class 3 handicap here a fortnight ago and Conrad Allen's filly can return to winning ways in this lesser company. Better was expected from Mazaaher last time but it's too soon to write him off just yet while Patently is also capable of better though he has plenty to find with the selection on collateral form.
Azma (USA) 11-1 (8-3) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakening when short of room approaching final furlong, 8th of 9, 7l behind Basseterre (9-10) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Magique (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway between horses 2f out, chased leaders under pressure over 1f out, led final 100 yards, headed and not pace of winner final strides, 2nd of 14, hd behind Progenitor (8-13) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Mazaaher 4-1 (9-3) Chased leaders in 5th, stayed in centre and pushed along 3f out, ridden and stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 8l behind Bartack (9-3) at Brighton 1m mdn stks (5) fm in Jun.
Patently (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Raced centre, tracked leader, effort over 1f out, kept on well, 5th of 12, 6l behind Aussie Reigns (9-7) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Zero Game (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Stumbled start, tracked leaders, pushed along 5f out, outpaced under pressure in 5th 3f out, switched left over 1f out, soon driven and no impression, 6th of 10, 8l behind Orbison (9-5) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Triple Aitch (USA) 7-1 (9-4) Took keen hold, chased winner until ridden 2f out, weakened, over 1f out, 7th of 11, 10l behind Perfect Venture (9-2) at Lingfield 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Loucal 9-2 (8-11) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on, 3rd of 9, 1/2l behind Just Paul (8-10) at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Two No Bids (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, headway to lead over 6f out, soon clear, headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 6, 6l behind Not Rigg (9-5) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
East Texas Red (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 5f out until over 3f out, one pace final 2f, 4th of 10, 6l behind Khelac (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Royal Caper 18-1 (8-13) Tracked leader, ridden 3f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 9, 11l behind Idyllic Star (9-2) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.