Salutation is the only one with experience over today's trip when going close to scoring at 25/1 at Newmarket last week. He's the one to beat with an apprentice taking 5lb off his back today but slight preference goes to MAGOG on his reappearance. Roger Charlton's charge made a winning debut over a mile at Salisbury in October and breeding suggests he'll come into his own over middle-distances this year. The remaining pair are harder to fancy given Asgardella has yet to race over further than 7f and Arlecchino was well beaten on his handicap bow at Newmarket in September.
Salutation (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Keen early prominent until switched left to race alone 3f, rejoined main group over 6f out, tracked leaders, effort over 1f out, ridden to chase winner inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Soviet Rock (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Asgardella (IRE) 2-1 (8-13) Dwelt tracked leading pair, pushed along and outpaced 3f out, headway and switched left over 1f out, kept on to go 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 5, 4 1/2l behind Shebebi (9-3) at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Apr.
Arlecchino (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Raced near side, chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 12th of 15, 14l behind Red Avenger (9-6) at Newmarket 1m 2yo hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Magog 16-1 (9-3) Mid-division on outside, steady headway 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, led entering final furlong, soon ridden and ran green in front, stayed on well, won at Salisbury 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct beating Ikhtisas (9-3) by 1 1/2l, 15 ran.